Mary Szybist Wins the National Book Award for Poetry
November 21, 2013
Workshop alumna Mary Szybist has been named a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry for her second book of poems, Incarnadine.
Her first collection of poetry,Granted (2003), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and in 2009, she won a Witter Bynner Fellowship. According to judge Kay Ryan, Syzbist’s “lovely musical touch is light and exact enough to catch the weight and grind of love. This is a hard paradox to master as she does.”
Szybist is the author of a previous collection of
poems, Granted, which was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Szybist is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, and a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and teaches at Lewis & Clark College and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.
For more information:
National Book Foundation
National Book Foundation Interview with Mary Szybist