Elizabeth Willis a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

Alive, by Elizabeth Willis

Alive: New and Selected Poems, by Elizabeth Willis

April 19, 2016 - 11:30am

Iowa Writers' Workshop Professor Elizabeth Willis is a finalist for the 2016 Pultizer Prize for Poetry. Willis was nominated for her collection, Alive: New and Selected Poems. 

In their citation, the prize jury wrote that Alive is "a book worthy of its title," in which "the poet calls readers to look deep within themselves and regard anew the struggle to live."

Alive was published in April, 2015, by NYRB Classics, and selected poems have been published in The New Yorker, A Public Space, Harper's Magazine, and The Iowa Review.  

For more information:

2016 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Elizabeth Willis author website