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Workshop Alumni Bateman, Mathys, and Twemlow win Poetry Society Awards

April 2, 2013

Congratulations to Workshop alumni Micah Bateman (2011) and Nick Twemlow (1999), and to current Workshop student Ted Mathys (2014); they are all recipients of 2013 awards from the Poetry Society of America.

Micah Bateman won the Lyric Poetry Award for "a lyric poem on any subject," for, "Poem Half Aubade Half Nocturne." Ted Mathys's poem, "Vikings Did Not Have Horns On Their Helmets," won the Cecily Hemley Memorial Award, for "a lyric poem that addresses a philosophical or epistemological concern."

Nick Twemlow was awarded the 2013 Norma Farber First Book Award for his collection of poetry, Palm Trees. In his citation for the award, poet Timothy Liu wrote, "Reading Twemlow gives one a deep sense about what's exciting about the lyrical possibilities embodied not in just of a first book of poems but any book of poems published in 2012."

The award, administered by the Poetry Society of America, was established by the family and friends of Norma Farber, poet and author of children's books, for a first book of original poetry written by an American and published in a standard edition in 2012.

For more information:
Micah Bateman, Lyric Poetry Award
Ted Mathys, Cecily Hemley Memorial Award
Nick Twemlow, Norma Farber First Book Award
Nick Twemlow, poet & filmmaker