Congratulations to contributor Meg Kearney for winning the 2020 Washington Prize! The award, recognizing a full-length poetry collection by an American or Canadian author annually since 1987, has been awarded to Kearney for her collection All Morning the Crows.  

Series Editor Andrea Carter Brown says, “Kearney draws on acute powers of observation, lively curiosity, and a gift of gorgeous imagery to take us on a journey of personal exploration and reconciliation. Constantly engaging, with a knowledge of birds and their behavior sufficient to satisfy even the most demanding birder, she never alienates the casual observer; with wit, musicality, and an unflinching eye, Kearney gives us a page-turner we want never to end, its subject being the work in progress which is life and its abundant mysteries.”

All Morning the Crows will be published by The Word Works Press in June of 2021. Her poem “Prologue to Love: Chopin’s Waltz in A Minor, Op. 34, No.2”  appeared in our Autumn 2000 issue

Meg Kearney is author of two full-length collections of poems for adults, An Unkindness of Ravens and Home By Now, winner of the 2010 PEN New England L.L. Winship Award, as well as a heroic crown published as a chapbook titled The Ice Storm and a trilogy of novels in verse for teens. She directs the Solstice MFA Program in Massachusetts.

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 has appeared alongside that of emerging artists such as JM Holmes, Lydia Conklin, Jessica Hollander, Emily Nemens, Charles Yu, and Ashley Wurzbacher, who was recently named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree.


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