Jorie Graham -- the guest editor of the 1990 edition of The Best American Poetry -- has been named the winner of the 2012 Forward prize in Great Britain, which is a really big deal over there, so the timing is perfect:
Come to the New School (room 510 of 66 West 12 Street) at 6:30 tomorrow, 3 October 2012, for the poetry forum with Jorie Graham (moderated by Honor Moore, spomsored by the New School Writing Program.
You can read about the Forward Prize and Graham's triumph here. From the Guardian account here are the first grafs:
Jorie Graham has become the first American woman ever to win one of the UK's most prestigious poetry accolades, the Forward prize for best collection, beating Oxford's professor of poetry Geoffrey Hill to take the £10,000 award.
has won the Pulitzer Prize for her poetry in the US, where the Poetry
Foundation has called her "perhaps the most celebrated poet of the
American post-war generation", but she is perhaps less well-known than
some of her American contemporaries in the UK. The Forward judges
expressed their hope that her win this evening for her 12th collection,
Place, would find her "startling, powerful" poetry a wider readership in the UK.