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Kiki Petrosino reads from “Dear Corporation,” by Adam Fell, in Louisville, KY
Kiki Petrosino is the author of Hymn for the Black Terrific (Sarabande, 2013) and Fort Red Border (Sarabande, 2009). She co-edits Transom (http://www.transomjournal.com) an independent on-line poetry journal. Currently, Petrosino is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Louisville.
Submissions are now open for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize: $25,000 for the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in 2013. And, the James Laughlin Award: $5,000 and distribution to Academy members to recognize and support a poet’s second book.
Submissions for both awards are accepted from January 1 to May 15.