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