Huge congratulations to former Glass Mountain Editor Franke Varca for winning the 2012 “Discovery” Poetry Prize. Winners of the Discovery Poetry Prize are awarded $500, publication in The Boston Review and a reading at 92Y in New York on May 7th. Other winners this year include Mario Chard, Rebecca Hazelton, and Rosalie Moffett.
Now in its fifth decade, the “Discovery” Poetry Contest is designed to attract large audiences to poets who have not yet published a book. This marks the fifth year that the Poetry Center has partnered with Boston Review to present the contest.
Many winners have gone on to distinguished careers as poets, among them Marilyn Hacker, Mark Strand, Nick Flynn and Lucille Clifton.