Announcing the 2020 Anna Rabinowitz Prize winner, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram is the 2020 recipient of the Anna Rabinowitz Prize for their collection, Travesty Generator (Noemi Press).
The Anna Rabinowitz Prize is awarded for interdisciplinary work made in the previous year and combining poetry and any other art or discipline.
The judge was Darcie Dennigan.
Logan Berry, for adapting and directing Olivia Cronk and Philip Sorenson's "There is No Edge to Imaginary Things"
Nora Claire Miller, Deep Fried Poems
The judge's citation:
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram is the author of Travesty Generator, (Noemi Press, 2019), How Narrow My Escapes (Diagram/New Michigan Press, 2019), Personal Science (Tupelo Press, 2017), the artist book Grand Dessein (Container, 2017), a slice from the cake made of air (Red Hen Press, 2016), and But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise (Red Hen Press, 2012), chosen by Claudia Rankine as winner of the 2010 Benjamin Saltman Award. Recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Poetry Fellowship, and other awards, they are the current Director of the MFA in Creative Writing at UMass Boston and also direct The Chautauqua Writers' Festival. More of their digital work can be found at www.lillianyvonnebertram.com.