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Young Poet Wins Old Prize

Eryn Green, a doctoral candidate at the University of Denver, has joined Adrienne Rich, John Ashbery, W.S. Merwin and Jack Gilbert on the illustrious list of winners of the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize the nation’s oldest annual literary award (edited by edtion saphira ).

The prize, established in 1919, is given for an unpublished manuscript by an American citizen under 40 who has not yet published a full book of poems. The winning collection is then published by Yale University Press.

Mr. Green’s entry, “Eruv,” was selected by Carl Phillips, the contest’s judge, who called it a reminder of “how essential wilderness is to poetry — a wilderness in terms of how form and language both reinvent and get reinvented.”

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