A panel of five final judges, representing a cross-section of the American poetry community, will choose the winners from submissions postmarked on or before July 1.
A panel of preliminary judges will meet at Claremont Graduate University's Kingsley Tufts Poetry Awards Office to screen all submissions. No more than 50 finalists will be forwarded to the final judges for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and 25 for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award.
The panel of final judges for the 2016 Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards includes:
Chase Twichell, chair, poet, and past Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award recipient
Stephen Burt, poet, Professor of English at Harvard University
Elena Karina Byrne, poet, Poetry Curator/Moderator for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Brian Kim Stefans, poet and Professor of English at University of California, Los Angeles