“Let’s Gin!”: An Interview with Mary Leader

BY DANA BISIGNANI, Publicist In a review of The Penultimate Suitor, Arielle Greenberg noted that Mary Leader’s work “generally gives the impression that the poet is having a really good time.” A lawyer and poet with an insatiable curiosity, Leader is simultaneously formal and wide-leaping, playful and experimental.  She has published two books of poetry, … Continue reading “Let’s Gin!”: An Interview with Mary Leader

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2010 Wabash Prize for Fiction

BY DANA BISIGNANI, Wabash Prize Coordinator After careful consideration, guest judge Peter Ho Davies selected Adam Prince’s story “Island of the Lost Boys” as this year’s winner. Davies writes that Prince’s story is “notable for its acute observations, wry wit, and delicate characterization. The latter is true of even the secondary figures–each is vividly particular–but … Continue reading Congratulations to the Winner of the 2010 Wabash Prize for Fiction

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2009 Wabash Prize for Poetry

BY DANA BISIGNANI, Wabash Prize Coordinator After careful consideration, Mark Doty selected Lizzie Hutton’s poem “Rose Gold and Poppies” as this year’s winner. Mr. Doty was impressed with the poem’s technique of “jump-cutting between two moments in the speaker’s life, creating a lush field of intersecting terms and building a meditation on the vexed and … Continue reading Congratulations to the Winner of the 2009 Wabash Prize for Poetry