A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize Awarded to Matt Morton

A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize Awarded to Matt Morton

We are pleased to share that Matt Morton, whose poetry was featured in the Summer 2018 issue, has won the 18th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Chosen by Patricia Smith, his manuscript, Improvisation without Accompaniment, will be published by BOA Editions in 2020.

Established in 2000, the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize is awarded annually to honor a poet’s first full-length collection of poetry. Recent Poulin Prize winners have included Documents by Jan-Henry Gray, Cenzontle by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, and When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities by Chen Chen.

Matt Morton holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars. His poetry appears in the Gettysburg Review, AGNIHarvard ReviewTin House Online, and elsewhere. His work has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He serves as associate editor for 32 Poems and is a Robert B. Toulouse Doctoral Fellow in English at the University of North Texas.

About the Gettysburg Review

The Gettysburg Review, published by Gettysburg College, is recognized as one of the country’s premier literary journals. Since its debut in 1988, work by such luminaries as E. L. Doctorow, Rita Dove, James Tate, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Wilbur, and Donald Hall.


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