AN ANNUAL PRIZE FOR SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR GIRLS IN NEW ENGLAND
Judge for 2009: Paul Muldoon
The winner & three finalists will read their poems at the Judge’s reading at Smith College on April 7th, 2015.
2009 Winner:Taylor Clarke (Phillips Academy), for her poem “Charlotte Mason”
Gabriella Fee (Walnut Hill High School), for “Nobska”
Stephanie Saywell (Lawrence Academy), for “Candlewick”
Bryna Cofrin-Shaw (Stonleigh Burnham), for “Things Change Size”
Read the winning poems here!
Playwright, essayist, editor, translator, librettist, children’s book author, teacher, musician, and, foremost, poet, Paul Muldoon has won many distinguished awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. Born and raised in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, in a house without books, he has lived in the U.S. for over twenty years. Generally regarded as the leading Irish poet of his generation, Muldoon’s sidelong wit, formal ingenuity, and linguistic exuberance are legendary. He is poetry editor for The New Yorker and teaches at Princeton University.