12th Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize
The winner of the twelfth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize is Mike White’s Addendum to a Miracle.
Mr White, of Salt Lake City, Utah, will receive a cheque for $3,000 and Waywiser will publish Addendum to a Miracle, his second collection of poems, in October 2017, when he will read alongside Gjertrud Schnackenberg, the twelfth contest’s judge, at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
It took the press’s screening panel two months of careful reading, deliberation and discussion to narrow the field to the group of finalists which, stripped of all identifying reference, was then sent to Ms Schnackenberg. Her decision was relayed to the press in the second week of February.
Our congratulations go not just to Mike White and to those whose manuscripts reached the later stages of the contest – the semi-finalists and finalists are listed below – but to everyone else who entered. It is thanks to everyone who participated that the latest contest has been another big success.
More information about Mike White and the other poets who made it to the last stages of the contest, together with examples of their work, will be made available on this page in the coming days.
Mike White, Addendum to a Miracle
(in name order)
Nicole Callihan, Chigger Ridge
Scott Coffel, All the Sacred Memories Intact
Cally Conan-Davies, Child at the Bay of Fires
Martin Edmunds, Polychrome
Patrick Errington, Second Hand
Miriam Flock, Fight or Flight
Heather June Gibbons, Exploded View
Megan Grumbling, Dwelling
Jennifer Keith, Truant Season
Michael Lavers, After Earth
Kat Mustatea, A Sort of Perfect Square
Marsha Pomerantz, Gneiss
Christine Robbins, Wake