Michelle Boisseau Receives the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry
Among the Gorgons
Contributor Michelle Boisseau’s newest collection Among the Gorgons is the recipient of the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. Judges praised her work for its “graceful and unexpected leaps from personal to mythic, tender to satiric, and tragic to comic.” B. H. Fairchild says, “The illusion of shifts in semantic direction while sustaining the same complex melody; her ear for the rich tone-leading of vowels; the clean, taut lines so varied yet metrically informed; the astoundingly precise metaphors (e.g., ‘greedy as disease for the flowering corpuscles of her power’) generously offer what I believe is the most thrilling poetry adventure in years.”
An accomplished author, Boisseau has published several previous books of poetry, including A Sunday in God-Years, Trembling Air, Understory, and No Private Life. She has twice been awarded NEA fellowships and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she is senior editor at BkMk Press and contributing editor of New Letters.
Among the Gorgons is available through Tampa Press and contains three poems that first appeared in the Gettysburg Review: “Move Along, Nothing to See Here” and “De Kruisdraging” (Winter 2011), and “Ugglig” (Summer 2015), which has been selected for the 2016 Best American Poetry anthology.