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“I admire how [Grae] sees us, our days, our bodies: “A body is sixty percent / ocean & the rest, sediment– / a ship at sea bears load to / the plimsoll.” I admire also how this poet lets us see the music of this very act of seeing: “I close my eyes & lull / against the translation of owls calling out— / If not you, someone. If not you, someone new.”—Ilya Kaminsky

  • Winner: 2016 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Poetry Prize
    • selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for “The Line of a Girl”

About the manuscript, UNDOLL:

  • Finalist: National Poetry Series (2017)
  • Finalist: Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize (2017)
  • Finalist: Four Way Books Levis Prize (2017)
  • Finalist: Permafrost Book Prize (2017)
  • Finalist: Four Way Books Intro Prize (2016)
  • Finalist: The Brittingham and Pollak Prizes (2016)
  • Distinguished Mention: Tupelo Press Open Reading Period (2016)
  • Semi-Finalist: Dorset Prize, Tupelo Press (2017); Crab Orchard First Book Prize (2017); University of Akron Prize (2017); The Philip Levine Prize, California State University (2016); University of Akron Prize (2016); Crab Orchard First Book Prize (2016); Omnidawn Open (2016); Omnidawn First/Second Book Prize (2016); Crab Orchard First Book Prize (2015); Omnidawn Open (2015); Omnidawn First/Second Book Prize (2015)