Recent student Alison Turner’s manuscript The Second Split Between was selected by Dorianne Laux to be the winner of the 2021 Catamaran Poetry Prize for West Coast Poets. The collection will be published by Catamaran in the fall of 2021.

Of her experience in the Writers’ Program, Alison says, “Suzanne Lummis’s Art of Revision classes instilled  craft into what had been a mostly intuitive process for me, sharpening my sense of where and why the poetry was happening in a particular piece, and where and why it wasn’t. Her astute comments and suggestions with respect to a number of poems in the manuscript made all the difference.”

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