December 11, 2023
Jacob Eigen Awarded 2024 Honickman First Book Prize

The American Poetry Review is happy to announce that the 2024 APR/Honickman First Book Prize has been awarded to Jacob Eigen for his manuscript The Twenty-First Century, chosen by our guest judge, Roger Reeves. The book will be published in September 2024 and will be distributed by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium. 


Jacob Eigen studied literature and philosophy at Deep Springs and Yale and fiction writing at Hunter College. His work has appeared in The Yale Review, Salmagundi, and the Iowa Review. Originally from Brooklyn, he currently lives in Chicago.


We are very grateful to have read so many excellent poems in this year's entries. 


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