THE 2018 PATERSON POETRY PRIZE WINNER IS JAN BEATTY

THE 2018 PATERSON POETRY PRIZE WINNER

Jan Beatty's collection,  jackknife: new and selected poems (University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA) is the 2018 Paterson Poetry Prize Winner.

Jackknife is a book that secures Jan’s place in American literature as one of the fiercest and bravest poets writing today.  — Maria Mazziotti Gillan
 

FINALISTS
Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Arrival: Poems (Northwestern University Press, Evanston, IL)
Jim Daniels, Rowing Inland (Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI)
Judy Grahn, Hanging on Our Own Bones (Red Hen Press, Pasadena, CA)
Nicole Homer, Pecking Order (Write Bloody Publishing, Los Angeles, CA)
Christine Kitano, Sky Country (BOA Editions, Ltd., Rochester, NY)
Meghan O’Rourke, Sun in Days (W. W. Norton & Co., New York, NY)
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, The Last Cigarette on Earth (Cinco Puntos Press, El Paso, TX)
Cindy Veach, Gloved Against Blood (CavanKerry Press, Fort Lee, NJ)

The Paterson Poetry Prize of $1,000 is given annually by the Poetry Center to a book of poetry (48 pages or more) published in the previous year. The submission deadline for the 2019 prize is February 1, 2019.