Angie Estes, is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Enchantée (Oberlin College Press). Her previous book, Tryst, was selected as one of two finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. The recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, she has also received fellowships, grants, and residencies from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the American Academy in Rome, the Lannan Foundation, the California Arts Council, the MacDowell Colony, and the Ohio Arts Council.
Kate Tufts Discovery Award Winner
Brandon Som, The Tribute Horse
Brandon Som, is the author of The Tribute Horse, winner of the 2012 Nightboat Poetry Prize, and Babel's Moon, winner of Tupelo Press' Snowbound Prize. His poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Black Warrior Review, Octopus Magazine, and Prairie Schooner. He has received fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. He currently lives in Los Angeles where he teaches composition in The Writing Program at the University of Southern California.
Kingsley Tufts Finalists
Lucie Brock-Broido, Stay, Illusion (Knopf). Brock-Broido is director of poetry in the School of the Arts at Columbia University. Her previous books include Trouble in Mind, The Master Letters, and A Hunger.
Laura Kasischke, The Infinitesimals (Copper Canyon Press). Kasischke is professor of English and Literature at the University of Michigan. She has published nine previous collections of poetry and nine novels. Space, In Chains won the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award
Mark Wunderlich, The Earth Avails (Graywolf Press). Wunderlich teaches literature at Bennington College. He is the author of two previous poetry collections, Voluntary Servitude and The Anchorage.
Kevin Young, Book of Hours (Knopf). Young is professor of creative writing and English at Emory University. He is the author of seven previous books of poetry including Jelly Roll: A Blues, which was a finalist for the 2003 National Book Award.
Kate Tufts Finalists
David J. Daniels, Clean (Four Way Books). Daniels is poetry editor of Pebble Lake Review and teaches at the University of Denver. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best of the Net 2012, Kenyon Review, and Pleiades.
Hailey Leithauser, Swoop (Graywolf Press). Leithauser worked most recently as a reference librarian at the Department of Energy. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, the Gettysburg Review, and Poetry.
Jamaal May, Hum (Alice James Books). May is a poet, editor, and filmmaker who has taught poetry in public schools. His work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, The Believer, and The Kenyon Review.
Roger Reeves, King Me (Copper Canyon Press). Reeves is an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Illinois, Chicago. His work has appeared in journals such as Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Tin House.