The 2016 Janet B McCabe Poetry Prize Judge

by Ruminate Magazine February 08, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Alice Fulton will be the judge for Ruminate's 2016 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize.

Alice Fulton earned a BA at Empire State College and an MFA from Cornell University. She is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Dance Script with Electric Ballerina (1982), which won an Associated Writing Programs Award; Palladium(1986), winner of the National Poetry Series; Powers of Congress (1990; reissued 2001); Sensual Math(1995); Felt: Poems (2001), winner of the Bobbitt Poetry Prize from the Library of Congress; and Cascade Experiment: Selected Poems (2004). She has also published a book of essays, Feeling as a Foreign Language: The Good Strangeness of Poetry(1999), and a collection of linked short stories, The Nightingales of Troy (2008). Two stories from the work were included in the Best American Short Stories series, and a third received a Pushcart Prize.

Fulton has received many honors and awards for her work, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Michigan Society of Fellows, and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. In 2011 she received the Literature Award from the Academy of American Arts and Letters “to honor exceptional accomplishment.” She is the Ann S. Bowers Professor of English at Cornell University. Enter by June 15th, 2016.

 Click here to read the contest guidelines and to enter the contest. To view the previous year's winners and finalists, click here.


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