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Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

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Dates Tue, Mar 12, 2024, 7:30pm

Tickets $20

Duration 60 minutes

Please note: Children under the age of 4 are not permitted.

We celebrate Waywiser Press’s 18th annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize with a reading from this year’s judge, Linda Gregerson, and this year’s winner Hannah Louise Poston. 

This reading is co-sponsored with Waywiser Press.

About the winner

Hannah Louise Poston is a poet, essayist, and online content creator whose writing has appeared in several places, including Poetry Daily, Longreads, and The New York Times. She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan and a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which she attended as the Thomas Wolfe Scholar in Creative Writing. Hannah has taught poetry and writing as the Writer-in-Residence at St. Albans School, at The Pennsylvania Governor’s School of the Arts, and at the University of Michigan, and she has taught Argentine tango in studios all over the country. For work she reviews makeup on YouTube and writes grants for climate activists. She is from the mountains of North Carolina and she currently lives in Maryland.

About the judge

Linda Gregerson is the author of seven books of poetry, two books of criticism, and the co-editor of one collection of scholarly essays. Canopy is her most recent collection. Among her honors and awards are an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, the Kingsley Tufts Award, four Pushcart Prizes, grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Mellon, and Bogliasco Foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Poetry Society of America, and the National Humanities Center. In 2014, Gregerson was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Linda Gregerson is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, where she teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature and directs the Helen Zell Writers Program.

Linda Gregerson


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