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Announcing the winners of the 2021 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowships

September 09, 2021

CHAPBOOK FELLOWSHIP AWARD WINNERS

A Great Dark House by Lauren Green 
selected by Joshua Bennett

• Read a poem from Lauren Green's manuscript.

Atmospheric Ghost Lights by Yvette Siegert
selected by Monica Youn

• Read a poem from Yvette Siegert's manuscript.


FINALISTS

A Paradise of Logic by Cindy Juyoung Ok
selected by Monica Youn

 Read a poem from Cindy Juyoung Ok's manuscript.

These Contusions by Megan Pinto
selected by Joshua Bennett

 Read a poem from Megan Pinto's manuscript.


AWARD WINNERS


Lauren Green’s poetry and short fiction have appeared in Conjunctions, Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, Ninth Letter, and Joyland, among other publications. Her writing has received support from the Carson McCullers Center, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences, and the Kenyon Review Workshop. She holds a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.F.A. from the Michener Center for Writers.


Yvette Siegert was born in southern California and now lives in the United Kingdom. A CantoMundo Fellow and Ledbury Poetry Critic, she has received support from Bread Loaf, Macondo, Community of Writers, Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Arts Council England. Her translation of Alejandra Pizarnik’s later poetry, Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962–1972 (New Directions), won the Best Translated Book Award. She is a doctoral candidate in Spanish American literature at Merton College, University of Oxford.


FINALISTS 


Cindy Juyoung Ok
’s poems can be found in journals like Conjunctions, jubilat, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poetry, and The Yale Review. Work has also been supported by Banff Centre, Bread Loaf, The Hambidge Center, Vermont Studio Center, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she received an MFA and Capote, Rydson, and Rosenberg fellowships.


Megan Pinto is a writer living in Brooklyn. Her poems can be found or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Lit Hub, Plume, BOAAT, and elsewhere. She has received scholarships and fellowships from Bread Loaf, the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, the Port Townsend Writers' Conference, and an Amy Award from Poets & Writers. Megan holds an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson.