Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Congratulations to Phd creative writer Seth Abramson. His third poetry collection Thievery won the 2012 Akron Poetry Prize. Dara Wier, this year’s judge, says, "Here is a book that is truly quietly deeply subtle. It appears to operate along the lines of here is how one thing follows another; it appears to rely on anticipated cause and effect to spring us forth from one fraction of a split second's thought to the next. There are many and then actions in this book. What follows comes as a surprise sometimes even when it shouldn't. For instance, at one poem's conclusion it says: An archer shoots. That's what an archer does. And this is astonishing. And then it is almost heartbreaking and then one must do a double take and then there is poetry."

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