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Dana Levin to Judge Simic Prize

We are pleased to announce that Dana Levin will judge the second annual Charles Simic Prize for Poetry.


Dana Levin is the author of five books poetry. Her latest is Now Do You Know Where You Are (Copper Canyon Press), a 2022 New York Times Notable Book and NPR “Book We Love.” Other books include Banana Palace (2016) and Sky Burial (2011), which The New Yorker called “utterly her own and utterly riveting.” Recent poems and essays have appeared in Poem-a-day, Best American Poetry, The American Poetry Review, and Poetry, among other publications. She is a grateful recipient of many honors, including those from the National Endowment for the Arts, PEN, and the Library of Congress, as well as from the Rona Jaffe, Whiting, and Guggenheim Foundations. With Adele Elise Williams, she co- edited Bert Meyers: On the Life and Work of an American Master (2023) for the Unsung Masters Series.


Levin teaches for the Bennington Writing Seminars, the MFA program at Bennington College, and serves as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Maryville University in St. Louis.


Dana recently published a recollection of Charlie as friend, teacher, and mentor in The Yale Review. You can read it here: The Yale Review | Dana Levin: "Lessons of the Line"


Submissions open on May 1 and close on July 31 here: Submit | Hole In The Head Review


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