The Poetry Foundation selected Kristen Tracy poetry manuscript, HALF-HAZARD, as the winner of the 2017 Emily Dickinson First Book Award. Tracy has also written 12 novels for young adults and young readers, including LOST IT, CAMILLE MCPHEE FELL UNDER THE BUS, TOO COOL FOR THIS SCHOOL, and PROJECT (UN)POPULAR.
Bob Hicok’s ninth collection, HOLD, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. His seventh book, ELEGY OWED, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The recipient of eight Pushcart Prizes, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and two NEA Fellowships, Hicok has contributed to nine volumes of Best American Poetry.