Haven’t done this much on this blog, but I can’t resist. I am so proud to call Marianne Boruch a friend. We’ve worked together for most of the last two decades in the Warren Wilson MFA Program, and we’ve also been in residence together at the Ragdale Foundation’s artist retreat in Lake Forest, IL. Marianne is an amazing poet, wonderful teacher, and just a great spirit to be around. Today she was awarded the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Award for her poetry collection The Book of Hours (2011, Copper Canyon Press).
Congratulations to her. This is a much deserved prize.
The link below is to the Friends of Writers Blog that I edit for the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.