June 30, 2023
Karisma Price Awarded 2023 Kunitz Prize

The American Poetry Review is happy to announce that Karisma Price has been awarded the 2023 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize for her poem "The Art of London Firearms.” We thank all the poets who submitted work; we were honored to read so many excellent poems. “The Art of London Firearms” will be featured in the September/October 2023 issue. 


Karisma Price is the author of I'm Always So Serious (Sarabande Books, 2023). Her work has appeared in publications including Poetry, Indiana Review, Oxford American, Four Way Review, Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day Series, and elsewhere. She is a Cave Canem Fellow, was a finalist for the 2019 Manchester Poetry Prize, and was awarded the 2020 J. Howard and Barbara M. J. Wood Prize from the Poetry Foundation. A native New Orleanian, she is an assistant professor of English at Tulane University, and holds an MFA in poetry from New York University.


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, Karisma! 




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