Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pitt Prof Wins $100,000 Poetry Award

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pitt Prof Wins $100,000 Poetry Award

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Dawn Lundy Martin, a University of Pittsburgh professor in the English writing program, has won this year's Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.

The award comes with a cash prize of $100,000. A panel of five judges praised Ms. Martin's "uncompromising poetics of resistance and exactitude" in "Good Stock Strange Blood," her latest collection, published by Coffee House Press.

Kingsley Tufts was a shipping executive and poet in Los Angeles. To honor her late husband, Kate Tufts established the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award in 1992 at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, Calif.

Ms. Martin, 46, is the 27th poet to receive the award. Past winners include B.H. Fairchild, Angie Estes, Henri Cole, Thomas Lux, Linda Gregerson, D.A. Powell, Ross Gay, Patricia Smith and Timothy Donnelly. …

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