Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Congrats, Barbara Jane Reyes!

Sweet, BJR. Sweet.

Barbara Jane Reyes has been selected as the recipient of the 2005 James Laughlin Award for her second collection of poems, Poeta en San Francisco (Tinfish Press).

From the judge’s citation for the James Laughlin Award: “If William Blake were alive and well and sitting on a eucalyptus branch in the hills above the bay, this is the poetry he would aspire to write.” —James Longenbach

Read the press release on Reyes and other award recipients Gerald Stern and Claudia Rankine here

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