F143. A 25th Anniversary Reading by Kate Tufts Discovery Award Winners

Florida Salon 4, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
10:30 am to 11:45 am


Claremont Graduate University’s Kate Tufts Discovery Award, presented annually for “a first book of genuine promise,” was created in 1994 to honor poets in the initial stages of their careers and encourage their future writing. These past recipients of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award demonstrate how early career prizes have a positive creative impact. Too, their readings will showcase the breadth, depth, and diversity of the poetry that CGU’s Tufts Awards supports and celebrates.


Lori Anne Ferrell is director of the Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards and John D. and Lillian Maguire Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Claremont Graduate University.

Adrian Blevins’s third full-length collection of poems, Appalachians Run Amok, is the recipient of the Wilder Prize from Two Sylvias Press and will be published in the spring of 2018. Blevins is also the author of Live from the Homesick Jamboree, The Brass Girl Brouhaha, and other books.

Janice N. Harrington has published three books of poetry, including Primitive: The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin. Harrington also writes children’s books, most recently Catching a Storyfish. She teaches creative writing at the University of Illinois.

Phillip B. Williams is the author of the poetry collection Thief in the Interior. He teaches at Bennington College.

Catherine Bowman is the author of 1-800-HOT-RIBS, Rock Farm, Notarikon, The Plath Cabinet, and Can I Finish, Please? and editor of Word of Mouth: Poems Featured on NPR's All Things Considered. She teaches in the creative writing program at Indiana University.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside