Franke Varca Wins "Discovery" Contest
Now in its fifth decade, the "Discovery" Poetry Contest is designed to attract large audiences to poets who have not yet published a book. This marks the fifth year that the Poetry Center has partnered with Boston Review to present the contest.
Many winners have gone on to distinguished careers as poets, among them Marilyn Hacker, Mark Strand, Nick Flynn and Lucille Clifton.
The four winners of the 2012 contest are Mario Chard, of Campbell, CA; Franke Varca, of New York, NY; Rebecca Hazelton, of Madison, WI; and Rosalie Moffett, of Lafayette, IN. They are awarded a reading at 92Y(set for Mon, May 7, at 8:15 pm, publication in Boston Review and $500 each.
The three runners-up are Justin Boening, of New York, NY; Xavier Cavazos, of Ames, IA; and Max Somers, of Champaign, IL.
Timothy Donnelly, poetry editor at Boston Review, and Monica Ferrell served as screeners. The final judges were Tony Hoagland, Lisa Russ Spaar and Arthur Sze.
The 2013 “Discovery”/Boston Review guidelines will be made available in the fall.
This contest is endowed by Joan L. and Dr. Julius H. Jacobson, II.
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