The Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize Reading

  • February 27, 2023

Attend the virtual event this Wed., Mar. 1st, at 7:30 p.m. (EST)!

The Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize Reading

Each year, Waywiser Press works with a judge to select a poet for the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, named after the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. The winning poet reads alongside the judge. This year’s judge is Alice Fulton, and James D’Agostino is the 17th winner of the prize. Together, Fulton and D'Agostino will do a virtual reading.

D’Agostino’s collection The Goldfinch Caution Tapes is the winner of the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. He has authored a previous collection, Nude With Anything, and three chapbooks which won prizes from Diagram/New Michigan, CutBank Books, and Wells College Press. He teaches in the BFA Program in Creative Writing at Truman State University. 

Fulton’s latest poetry collection is Coloratura On A Silence Found In Many Expressive Systems. Her book Felt received the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress. She also has received an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature as well as fellowships from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the NEA, and Guggenheim Foundation. She is the Ann S. Bowers Professor of English Emerita at Cornell University. 

Hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. Learn more here.

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