Dear CGU Community:The Tufts Poetry Awards events will take place on Thursday, 18 April. There will be a panel, "The Importance of Poetry," from 2-4pm in the Board of Trustees Room. The Ceremony to honor Marianne Boruch, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for The Book of Hours, and Heidy Steidlmayer, winner of the Kate Tufts Poetry Award for Fowling Piece, will take place at 5pm in the Garrison Theater (231 East Tenth Street); a Reception and Book Signing will follow. These events are free and open to the public Please rsvp: 909 621 8974 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgBelow are the bios of the Tufts winners and other participants in the poetry panel and Tufts Ceremony.I hope to see you there -- WendyWendy MartinVice Provostand DirectorTransdisciplinary StudiesClaremont Graduate University(909) 607 0724Marianne BoruchMarianne Boruch’s poetry collections include The Book of Hours (Copper Canyon Press, 2011), Grace, Fallen from (Wesleyan, 2008), and Poems: New and Selected (Oberlin, 2004). She's written two books of essays on poetry--In the Blue Pharmacy (Trinity, 2005) and Poetry's Old Air (Michigan, 1993)--and a memoir, The Glimpse Traveler (Indiana, 2011). Among her awards are Pushcart Prizes, a Fulbright/Visiting Professorship at the University of Edinburgh, fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and residencies from the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center and Isle Royale National Park. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Paris Review, APR, The Yale Review, The London Review of Books, and elsewhere. She teaches at Purdue University, and semi-regularly in the low-residency Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She lives with her husband in West Lafayette, IN. Heidy SteidlmayerHeidy Steidlmayer’s poems have appeared in Poetry, TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, Literary Imagination, Michigan Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Steidlmayer is a recipient of the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize from Poetry and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. She is the author of a book of poems, Fowling Piece (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2012), which was awarded the 2012 John C. Zacharis Award for the best debut from a Ploughshares contributor. She lives in Vacaville, CA. Dominic LuxfordDominic Luxford’s writing has appeared in The Emily Dickinson Journal, the Economist, the Believer, andMcSweeney’s, and his poetry has been commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He edited The McSweeney’s Book of Poets Picking Poets (McSweeney’s, 2007) and co-edited, with poets Dorothea Lasky and Jesse Nathan, Open the Door: How to Excite Young People about Poetry (The Poetry Foundation/McSweeney’s, 2013). He has been the Believer’s poetry editor since 2006, and is a founding editor of the McSweeney’s Poetry Series. He lives in San Francisco.Jesse NathanJesse Nathan is a founding editor of the McSweeney’s Poetry Series, and his own poems and essays have appeared in the American Poetry Review, jubilat, Tin House, the Nation, Poetry International, and elsewhere. He’s working on a PhD in English Literature at Stanford University. Andrew FeldAndrew Feld is the author of Citizen (HarperCollins 2004), a 2003 National Poetry Series selection, chosen by Ellen Bryant Voigt, and Raptor, University of Chicago Press, 2012. His honors include a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, the “Discovery”/The Nation Award, two Pushcart Best of the Small Presses Awards and work in the Best American Poetry series. He is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Washington and Editor-in-Chief of The Seattle Review. Linda GregersonLinda Gregerson is the author of five collections of poetry: Her second book, The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep, was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize and The Poets Prize; Waterborne won the 2003 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; Magnetic North was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. Her most recent book, The Selvage, was published last fall by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In addition to the awards cited above, Gregerson’s many honors include awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Poetry Society of America, and the Modern Poetry Association and grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Humanities Center, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation. Gregerson’s essays on lyric poetry and Renaissance literature appear in leading journals and anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic. She is also the author of two volumes of criticism and the editor, with Susan Juster, of Empires of God: Religious Encounters in the Early Modern Atlantic. Gregerson is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Michigan. Chase TwichellChase Twichell's most recent book is Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been: New & Selected Poems (Copper Canyon, 2010), which won both the Kingsley Tufts Award from Claremont Graduate University and the Balcones Poetry Prize. She has written six other books of poetry: Dog Language, The Snow Watcher, The Ghost of Eden, Perdido, The Odds, and Northern Spy. She is also the translator, with Tony K. Stewart, of The Lover of God by Rabindranath Tagore, and co-editor of The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach. Her work has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Artists Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1997 she won the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America for The Snow Watcher. She was awarded a Smart Family Foundation Award in 2004 for poems published in the Yale Review. In 2010 Twichell was awarded an honorary doctorate from St. Lawrence University. After teaching for many years (Warren Wilson College, The University of Alabama, Goddard College, Hampshire College, and Princeton University (1990—1999), she left academia to start Ausable Press, a not-for-profit publisher of poetry which was acquired by Copper Canyon press in 2009. A student in the Mountains and Rivers Order at Zen Mountain Monastery, she lives in upstate New York and Miami Beach with her husband, the novelist Russell Banks.