2021 Voertman / Academy of American Poets Prize | Department of English

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April 20, 2020

2021 Voertman / Academy of American Poets Prize

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2021 Voertman / Academy of American Poets Prize

Aza Pace

Kiki Petrosino has selected "Chapel" by Aza Pace as the winner of the 2021 Voertman / Academy of American Poets Prize.

Petrosino writes:

This poem finds ecstasy in the earthbound, choosing the language of leaf-light over theology's "narrow blue." I admire the finely wrought imagery & the deep intimacy of the address as we witness the body becoming a net(work), sifting & holding all there is, in this world, to love.

Aza will receive $200 and be named in the Academy of American Poets annual report.

An honorable mention goes to "Travertine" by Andrew Koch.

Congratulations!

Click here for more information about the prize.