This year's Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize has been awarded to Jared Harel for his poem "Veterans Day, 2014." The winning poem will appear in the September/October 2015 issue. We thank everyone who sent poems to be considered; there was a wealth of excellent work from which to choose.
Jared Harel’s poems have appeared in Tin House, The Southern Review, The Threepenny Review, Shenandoah and Ecotone. A graduate of Cornell’s MFA program, he lives in Astoria, Queens, teaches writing at Nassau Community College, and plays drums for the twang-rock band, The Dust Engineers.