Congratulations to Pitt poets Denise Duhamel and Paisley Rekdal, recently announced as recipients of Guggenheim Fellowships for 2014.
Congratulations to our 2011 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize winner, Dore Kiesselbach, author of Salt Pier: Alberto Rios selected a submission of his work, which consisted largely of poems from Salt Pier, as this year’s winner of the Poetry Society of America's Robert H. Winner Memorial Award. The honor includes a $2,500 prize.
Congratulations to Afaa Michael Weaver, 2014 winner of the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, for his collection The Government of Nature. The award, sponsored by Claremont Graduate University and given annually to a mid-career poet, is one of the largest monetary poetry prizes in the United States. Read the announcement.
Congratulations are also due to Anthony Wallace, a finalist for the 2014 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction for his short story collection The Old Priest. The collection was the 2013 winner of UPP’s Drue Heinz Literature Prize.
University of Pittsburgh Press congratulates Thomas Rickert, whose book, Ambient Rhetoric, received the 2014 CCCC Outstanding Book Award.
The winner of our 2014 Drue Heinz Literature Prize for short fiction is Kent Nelson of Ouray, Colorado. Nelson’s manuscript, The Spirit Bird: Short Stories, was selected by final judge David Guterson. It will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press this fall. Read the press release.