The editors are proud to announce that poet, essayist, and translator Gail Wronsky will act as our prize’s poetry judge. There is still time to submit to the prize by clicking here. The deadline for prize entries is September 5. Check back tomorrow for news on our prose judges!
Gail Wronsky is the author, coauthor, or translator or ten books of poetry and prose, including Dying for Beauty (Copper Canyon Press), finalist for the Western Arts Federation Poetry Award; Poems for Infidels (Red Hen Press); and So Quick Bright Things (What Books Press). Her translations of Argentinean poet Alicia Partnoy have been published in the books Volando Bajito: Little Low Flying (Red Hen Press) and Fuegos Florales: Flowering Fires (Settlement House). Her poems, essays and book reviews have appeared in literary journals such as Poetry, Boston Review, Antioch Review, The Quarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, Pool, Volt, and Crazyhorse. She has a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from the University of Utah, and an MFA in creative writing, poetry, from the University of Virginia. She has received an Artists Fellowship from the California Arts Council and has been a Resident Playwright at the Sundance Institute Playwriting Conference. She teaches creative writing and women’s literature at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.