University Press Announces Poetry Prize Winner

Carol V. Davis of Los Angeles is the winner of the 2007 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry sponsored by the Truman State University Press.

Established in 1996, the Press awards the T. S.  Eliot Prize to a book-length collection of poetry in honor of the Missouri native T.S. Eliot’s intellectual and artistic legacy.

This year, Davis’s winning poetry collection, “Into the Arms of Pushkin,” was selected from more than 500 manuscripts. She will receive $2,000 and publication of her book, expected out by fall 2007.

Davis is already the author of two chapbooks, “The Violin Teacher” and “Letters from Prague,” and a bilingual collection, “It’s Time to Talk About...,” which is published in Russia. She teaches English and creative writing at Santa Monica College.

Four finalists were also named. They are William Notter of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Lynn Chandhok of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Bill Wunder of Feasterville, Penn.; and Jacqueline Berger of San Francisco.
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