The Tufts Poetry Awards Judges

A panel of five distinguished 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 2014 Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards is:

Chase Twichell, chair, poet, and past Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award recipient

David Barber, poet, Poetry Editor of The Atlantic Monthly

Stephen Burt, poet, Professor of English at Harvard University

Kate Gale, poet, novelist, managing editor of Red Hen Press

Ted Genoways, poet and journalist

Carl Phillips, poet, Professor of English and African and Afro-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis,  Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and past Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award recipient


The panel of preliminary judges includes:

Jericho Brown, chair, poet, Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University

Charles Altieri, author and the Rachel Stageberg Anderson Chair in the Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley

Jennifer Chang, poet, Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at George Washington University


The decision of the panel of judges is final. Competition results will be mailed to all entrants and publishers.

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