Sept/Oct 2015 • Vol. XXXVII No. 5 Patricia Grodd Poetry PrizeSeptember 1, 2015 |

Young Poets Introduction

2015 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers, now in its twelfth year, recognizes an outstanding single poem by a high school sophomore or junior. It was an honor to select this year's winner and finalists from a large and impressive pool of entries. As always, we at the Kenyon Review are grateful to Ms. Grodd for endowing this series, which would not be possible without her generosity. We are also consistently impressed by the drive and creative ambition of all the young poets who submit their work, and we are thrilled to present the following three exceptional poems to our readers. A poem has two lives: one on the page, and one in the air. With her winning poem "Tlingit Farewell: Glacier Bay, 1966," Caitlin Chan has proven she knows this well. This is an ambitious piece, adeptly dramatizing a single scene on a single day in order to depict the end of a larger era and the depletion of an ecosystem, a culture. Chan make

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Natalie Shapero
Natalie Shapero is the professor of the practice of poetry at Tufts University and an editor at large of the Kenyon Review. She was the guest poetry editor for the Sept/Oct 2019 issue of the Kenyon Review. Her poetry collections are Hard Child and No Object, and her writing has appeared in the Nation, the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, and elsewhere.

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