"[P]oetry makes nothing happen: it survives, / [...] a way of happening, a mouth." -W. H. Auden

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nathaniel Perry Wins the 2011 APR/Honickman Book Prize!

Nathaniel ("Neil") Perry is one of the absolutely finest poets I know, with a formal dexterity that is exceptionally rare. (Just have a look at three of his poems from storySouth for a sample.) I was in school with him for a bit at Indiana University, and let me tell you that this guy is the real deal--as a poet, as an editor, as a critic. So I am thrilled to hear that he has won the 2011 APR/Honickman Book Prize. His work deserves this.

1 comment:

  1. Regardless of the quality of his work, Mr. Perry is showing poor judgment this hour. He is visiting the campus of WKCTC despite that college's abusing the civil rights of a student. Ironically, that student is an excellent poet, also.