Congratulations to poet Ariana Reines, who just received the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for her latest collection, A Sand Book, which touches on climate change, sexual trauma, ghosting, and other aspects of being alive today. The prize, established 28 years ago, celebrates mid-career emerging poets. In addition to receiving this honor, she also gets to take home the whopping $100,000 cash prize that comes with it. (Hot tip: it’s the largest annual cash prize for a single work of poetry.)
Claremont Graduate University also announced the winner of their Kate Tufts Discovery Award: Tiana Clark for I Can’t Talk about the Trees Without the Blood, a powerful collection exploring the landscape of the south and the personal and political trauma of its past. The Discovery Award is dedicated to celebrating debut poetry collections with a $10,000 reward. (Nothing to sneeze at!)
So there, Mom. Poetry is a lucrative career path.
[via Pasadena Star-News]