James Richardson Wins $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize

By Maryann Yin Comment

Poets & Writers has named James Richardson as the winner of this year’s $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize.

Here’s more from the release: “Richardson’s most recent books are By the Numbers: Poems and Aphorisms (Copper Canyon, 2010), which was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award,Interglacial: New and Selected Poems and Aphorisms(Ausable, 2004), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Vectors: Aphorisms and Ten-Second Essays (Ausable, 2001).”

This award honors talented poets, giving them time and encouragement to write. Mark Doty, Rita Dove, and Gerald Stern served as this year’s judges.