Fall 2011 • Vol. XXXIII No. 4 Patricia Grodd Poetry PrizeOctober 1, 2011 |

Young Poets Introduction

2011 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers This is the eighth year we have offered the Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers here at The Kenyon Review. Our gratitude continues to Patricia Grodd for her faithful sponsorship of the award. Each fall and winter we read hundreds of poems submitted by high-school poets from around the country, and we undertake the exciting task of selecting three winners and a number of runners-up for our feature. As I have said before in this space, the readers of our magazine look to us to find the best work from the best writers from this country as well as from around the world. Wallace Stevens and Flannery O'Connor found space in our pages during their day, and more recently we have printed the poems of Kazim Ali and Meghan O'Rourke, the fiction of Amitav Ghosh, Ha Jin, and Joyce Carol Oates, and the essays, plays, book reviews, and interviews by a who's who of literary authors. We continue to search for the newest writers for our

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David Baker is the author or editor of many books of poetry and criticism. His latest collection of poems, Whale Fall, was published by W. W. Norton in July 2022. Baker taught at Kenyon 1983–84 and began a long association with The Kenyon Review then, including service for more than twenty-five years as poetry editor. He continues to curate the magazine’s annual environmental feature, “Nature’s Nature.” Baker is emeritus professor of English at Denison University, in Granville, Ohio, where he offers two classes each spring semester.

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