Jan/Feb 2015 • Vol. XXXVII No. 1 Patricia Grodd Poetry PrizeJanuary 1, 2015 |

Young Poets Introduction

2014 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers The Kenyon Review wishes to congratulate all of the high school students who submitted their work to our annual Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers. This prize, now in its eleventh year, is made possible by Patricia Grodd's initiative and generous endowment. We continue to be grateful for her vision and support. The prize recognizes a single poem by a high school sophomore or junior. For this year's contest, the Kenyon Review received more than one thousand entries—a record number—and we have found much to admire in this pool of capacious, passionate poems. All submissions were judged anonymously. The Kenyon Review's poetry editor, David Baker, has selected the winning poem, as well as one other entry deserving of recognition: Michaela Jenkins's "indigo sister" as the prize winner, and Dalia Ahmed's "Open in the Spring" as the distinguished finalist. As I read Michaela Jenkins's "indigo sister," I am compel

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Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers' first book, Chord Box, is forthcoming from University of Arkansas Press in early 2013.  Recent poems appear in Crazyhorse, POOL, FIELD, Crab Orchard Review, Seneca Review, Agni Online, and other magazines.  She is a former Oberlin Shansi Fellow to China and a recent graduate of the MFA program at Cornell University.  Rogers was recently awarded one of the inaugural Kenyon Review Fellowships.  Her website is elizabethlindseyrogers.com.

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Open in the Spring

By Dalia Ahmed

2014 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers The Kenyon Review wishes to congratulate all of the high school students who submitted their work to our annual Patricia Grodd Poetry […]

indigo sister

By Michaela Jenkins

2014 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers The Kenyon Review wishes to congratulate all of the high school students who submitted their work to our annual Patricia Grodd Poetry […]

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