Submitted by lav0053 on 16 March 2018 - 11:19am
Allison Benis White has selected "Turn of the Millennium" by Megan Arlett as the winner of the 2018 Voertman / Academy of American Poets Prize. She writes:
"Turn of the Millennium" is an exceptional poem about the female body, unspeakable violence, and the "luckiness" that draws a thin line between who is safe and who is destroyed. This poem does what all good poems should do: startle the reader into a sublime awareness that she is in a human body with a finite number of breaths.
Megan will receive $200 and be named in the Academy's annual report. She will also be recognized at the UNT Rilke Prize reading on Thursday, April 12, 2018.
To learn more about the Voertman / Academy of American Poets Prize visit: http://english.unt.edu/creative-writing/voertman-aap-prize