Faculty member Marianne Boruch, winner of Purdue’s $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, was recently interviewed at Indianapolis Monthly. Marianne accepted the award at Claremont Graduate University, alongside Heidy Steidlmayer (poetry, ’00), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Marianne was honored for her collection The Book of Hours (2011, Copper Canyon Press), and Heidy for her collection Fowling Piece (2012, Triquarterly).

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Heidy and Marianne at Claremont University

To tell the truth, I would have been happy—and was—just to be finalist for the Kingsley Tufts prize. I was stunned by that news alone. It’s true I’ve been given other awards in the past—a Guggenheim fellowship, and a couple from the National Endowment for the Arts—but these were to write future poems. Those bought me time. This one was truly a bolt from the blue, and recognized work out there, already completed. …[Read the Full Interview]…

For more photos and video of the ceremony, visit the Claremont Graduate University Facebook page.

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