Announcing the 2015 Winners of the National Poetry Series

NPS_Logo_BWThe National Poetry Series is pleased to announce the results of the 2015 Open Competition. The winning books are scheduled for publication in 2016.

Not on the Last Day, But on the Very Last
by Justin Boening of Iowa City, IA
Chosen by Wayne Miller, to be published by Milkweed Editions

The Wug Test
by Jennifer Kronovet of New York, NY
Chosen by Eliza Griswold, to be published by Ecco

by Melissa Range of Appleton, WI
Chosen by Tracy K. Smith, to be published by Beacon Press

by Danniel Schoonebeek of Brooklyn, NY
Chosen by Kevin Prufer, to be published by University of Georgia Press

The Sobbing School
by Joshua Bennett of Yonkers, NY
Chosen by Eugene Gloria, to be published by Penguin

Danniel Schoonebeek’s first book of poems, American Barricade, was published by YesYes Books in 2014. Poets & Writers named it one of the year’s ten standout debuts, and Boston Review called it “a groundbreaking first book that stands to influence its author’s generation.” In 2015, the Poetry Foundation awarded Schoonebeek a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry fellowship, and his second book of poems, Trébuchet, was selected as a winner of the 2015 National Poetry Series, to be published by University of Georgia Press. Recent work appears in the New Yorker, Poetry, Kenyon Review, and Tin House, among other publications. A recipient of awards and honors from Poets House, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and Oregon State University, he hosts the Hatchet Job reading series in Brooklyn and edits the PEN Poetry Series. In 2016, Poor Claudia will publish his latest book, a travelogue called C’est la guerre. Later this year he will fulfill an eight-month artist residency at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany.

The National Poetry Series was established in 1978 to ensure the publication of poetry books annually through participating publishers. More than 185 books have been awarded since the Series’ inception.

For more information, please contact
The Coordinator
The National Poetry Series
57 Mountain Avenue
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609.430.0999 Fax: 609.430.9933


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