Category: Awards

Category: Awards

Ross Gay wins the Prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry

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Ross Gay wins the Prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry

CONGRATULATIONS Ross Gay, author of Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, has won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. The NBCC awards were presented Thursday evening in New York City. Gay is one of six acclaimed African American poets who will participate in a landmark event on Monday on the Pitt campus—“Poetry and Race in America: How the Humanities Engage with Social Issues.” The NBCC award is the latest in a whirlwind of honors for Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude. Gay recently won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize, was a 2015 National Book Award finalist, and a 2015 finalist…

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Deadline approaching! Join the ranks of these fine Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize poets

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Deadline approaching! Join the ranks of these fine Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize poets

If you have yet to publish a full-length book of poems send us your manuscript between March 1- April 30, 2016 for a cash award of $5,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press in the Pitt Poetry Series. See the full details here. We would like to congratulate Miriam Bird Greenberg, who was just announced as the 2015 winner of the prize for her collection In the Volcano’s Mouth. Miriam was born in 1980 and grew up in rural Texas. She studied English and studio arts at the University of Pittsburgh, earned an MFA in Poetry from the Michener Center for Writers, and currently…

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Congratulations to Finalist Ross Gay and to all the Winners of the 2015 National Book Awards

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Congratulations to Finalist Ross Gay and to all the Winners of the 2015 National Book Awards

CONGRATULATIONS The University of Pittsburgh Press has been proud to take this journey with Ross Gay, and to share the acclaim for his brilliant collection, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude. May his future as a poet be bright and rewarding! Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2015 National Book Award: Robin Coste Lewis, Neal Shusterman, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Adam Johnson. Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude Ross Gay University of Pittsburgh Press Pitt Poetry Series 2015 National Book Award Finalist “The Bloomington Community Orchard must have spread its roots into Ross Gay, an Indiana University English professor, as the organic poems in his third collection bear fruit,…

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Gratitude for Ross Gay, National Book Award Finalist

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Gratitude for Ross Gay, National Book Award Finalist

The University of Pittsburgh Press (Pitt Poetry Series) is proud to share the news that Ross Gay is one of five finalists for the National Book Foundation, National Book Awards, in the poetry category, for his brilliant collection Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude. The winner will be announced on November 18. In our minds he has already won. Here are ten reasons to love Ross Gay:   Gratitude 1: Ross Gay views joy in contemporary poetry as a radical act “I was noticing, like, “Holy shit, look at these wonderful poets and these wonderful readings.” But I felt like there wasn’t a whole lot…

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2015 honors from The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College

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2015 honors from The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College

Three Pitt poets have received 2015 honors from The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College. The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog by Alicia Suskin Ostriker has been selected for the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement (for previous winners of the Paterson Poetry Prize). City of Eternal Spring by Afaa Michael Weaver has been selected for the Paterson Award for Literary Excellence (for previous finalists of the Paterson Poetry Prize). Bloom in Reverse by Teresa Leo was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize. Congratulations all around!  

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