Featuring Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winner Angie Estes and Kate Tufts Discovery Award winner Brandon Som.
Angie Estes is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Enchantée (Oberlin College Press). Her previous book, Tryst, was selected as one of two finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. The recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, she has also received fellowships, grants, and residencies from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the American Academy in Rome, the Lannan Foundation, the California Arts Council, the MacDowell Colony, and the Ohio Arts Council.
Brandon Som is the author of The Tribute Horse, winner of the 2012 Nightboat Poetry Prize, and Babel's Moon, winner of Tupelo Press' Snowbound Prize. His poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Black Warrior Review, Octopus Magazine, and Prairie Schooner. He has received fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. He currently lives in Los Angeles where he teaches composition in The Writing Program at the University of Southern California.
The ceremony includes poetry readings, book signing, and light reception
(free & open to the public)
Time: 5 pm
Location: Rose Hills Theater, Pomona College / 333 N. College Way. Claremont, CA 91711