Louise Glück to Judge 2011 Wabash Prize for Poetry

BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief

gluckI’m pleased to announce that former United States Poet Laureate Louise Glück will be judging Sycamore Review‘s 2011 Wabash Prize for Poetry. We  couldn’t be more excited to have such a talented and iconic figure in the field judging our contest.

Glück is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently A Village Life. She has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, and many other awards. She teaches at Yale University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Glück will be judging the Wabash Prize on the heels of an eight year stint as judge of the Yale Series of Younger Poets. She joins a distinguished list of former Wabash Prize judges that includes Jane Hirshfield, Mark Doty, Billy Collins, Eavan Boland, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and Tony Hoagland. To learn more about the contest’s seven year history, check out the list of past judges and winners.

The 2011 Wabash Prize for Poetry is now open for submissions. The deadline is September 15, 2011. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the Winter/Spring 2012 issue of Sycamore Review. All entries will be considered for regular publication in the journal and everyone who enters will receive a copy of the prize issue. Complete contest submission guidelines, including details about the reading fee and how to prepare your manuscript, are available here.