The Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

With Alice Fulton and James D'Agostino

Wednesday, March 01, 2023, 7:30 pm
Virtual Reading with a moderated conversation to follow. | 7:30pm-9pm Eastern Time
$15/$10 for Members

The Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, created in honor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, is awarded annually by The Waywiser Press for a poetry collection by a poet who has published no more than one previous book of verse. The award includes publication with a $3,000 prize.

The winner of the 17th Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize is James D'Agostino. James 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.

Prize judge Alice Fulton's latest poetry collection is Coloratura On A Silence Found In Many Expressive Systems, published in 2022.  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.

This event is co-sponsored with Waywiser Press.

Excerpt from “Last Search” 

of mine you’ll find antidote
and the one before that
anecdote. And before that’s
asymptote, but we’re getting
less and less ahead of
Ourselves. . . 

The O.B. Hardison Poetry Series is pleased to partner with East City Bookshop, an independently run, women owned bookstore on Capitol Hill. Pickup is available at the shop, or they ship (almost) anywhere! Check their website,