An annual prize for sophomore and junior girls in New England
Judge for 2011: Maxine Kumin
The winner & three finalists will read their poems at the Judge’s reading at Smith College
Juliette Rose Wunrow for “Unconventional Couples”
Natalie Freidin, for “Things a Stripper Does While Trapped Inside A Cake”
Hayley McKie, for “Untitled”
Reina Sekiguchi, for “Bellum Inferre”
Katie Spencer, for “Trumpeting”s
Read the winning poems here!
A Pulitzer Prize winner, former Poet Laureate of the U.S. and of New Hampshire MAXINE KUMIN is a quintessential New England poet, known for her “tart and compassionate irony.” She has given readings and workshops in every state in the union but two, and is author of eighteen books, most recently the landmark collection Where I Live. A fearless chronicler of the cycles of life and death she observes on her farm, Kumin is just as brave and clear-eyed when focusing her gaze on the political horizon.