The Tribute Horse by Brandon Som Wins the Kate Tufts Discovery Award

The Tribute Horse by Brandon Som
The Tribute Horse by Brandon Som Wins the Kate Tufts Discovery Award

Congratulation to Brandon Som, whose The Tribute Horse had recieved the 2015 Kate Tufts Discovery Award!

The Kate Tufts is awarded annually by Claremont Graduate University "for a first book by a poet of genuine promise."

The $10,000 Kate Tufts is awarded annually by Claremont Graduate University for a first book by a poet of genuine promise.

“The unprecedented number of submissions this year represents a wide range of poetic voices and visions,” said Wendy Martin, director of the Tufts Poetry Awards and professor of American Literature at CGU. “The competition was fierce, and the selection of the winning books was especially challenging. This gives us great confidence that contemporary American poetry is vital and thriving.”

The panel of final judges were Wendy Martin, director of the Tufts Poetry Awards; David Barber, poet and poetry editor of the Atlantic Monthly; Kate Gale, poet, novelist, and managing editor of Red Hen Press; Stephen Burt, literary critic and English professor at Harvard University; and Chase Twichell, chair of the judging committee and past winner of the Kingsley Tufts award.

The full list of the finalists for that and the winner of Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award are here.