Mai Der Vang, Paisley Rekdal, and Monica Youn are finalists for prestigious poetry awards

Past fellow Mai Der Vang and her book "Afterland" is a finalist for the 2018 Kate Tufts Discovery Award in recognition of a first book by a poet of genuine promise.

Two Retreat faculty members were also recognized, Paisley Rekdal's "Imaginary Vessels" and Monica Youn's "Blackacreare nominated for the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award in recognition of a book by a mid-career poet.