Brian Blanchfield (poetry, ’99) has been awarded the James Laughlin Award by the Academy of American Poets for his book A Several World (Nightboat Books, 2014). The award recognizes a superior second book of poetry by an American poet.

Brian is the second Warren Wilson MFA graduate to receive this honor. Catherine Barnett (poetry, ’02) won the Laughlin Award in 2012 for The Game Of Boxes (Graywolf, 2012).

Past faculty members who have won the award include Lisel Mueller (1975, The Private Life), Larry Levis (1976, The Afterlife) and Tony Hoagland (1997, Donkey Gospel).

The full announcement can be found online…

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