July 05, 2021
Casey Thayer Awarded 2021 Kunitz Prize

The American Poetry Review is happy to announce that Casey Thayer has been awarded the 2021 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize for his poem “Reminding Myself That We Are Not Remarkable.” We thank all the poets who submitted work; we were honored to read so many excellent poems. “Reminding Myself That We Are Not Remarkable” will be featured in the September/October 2021 issue. 


Casey Thayer is the author of Self Portrait with Spurs and Sulfur and Love for the Gun, winner of the Cow Creek Chapbook Prize. Recipient of fellowships from Stanford University and Sewanee Writers’ Conference, his work has appeared in AGNIPoetry, and elsewhere. He lives in Chicago.


The Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize awards $1,000 and publication of the winning poem to a poet under 40 years of age in honor of the late Stanley Kunitz's dedication to mentoring poets.


Congratulations, Casey! 


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