Robin Davidson Wins 2012 Snyder Prize

December 5, 2012

Robin Davidson Wins 2012 Snyder Prize

Congratulations to Robin Davidson, winner of the 2012 Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize, for her manuscript Trellis for the Orphaned World.  The contest received nearly 500 submissions this year, the most in its history.  Elizabeth Spires judged this year's contest.

Robin Davidson’s poems and translations have appeared in such American literary journals as 91st MeridianAGNI, Gulf Coast, Literary Imagination, the Paris Review, Poet Lore, qarrtsiluni, Tampa Review, Words Without Borders, as well as the Polish journal, Fraza. She earned a BA in French from the University of Texas at Austin, and MA and PhD degrees in creative writing from the University of Houston. In 2003-2004 she served as a Fulbright scholar at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, and her book The New Century: Poems by Ewa Lipska, translated from the Polish with Ewa Elżbieta Nowakowska, appeared from Northwestern University Press in 2009. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for Arts literature fellowship in translation, two Houston Arts Alliance awards in poetry, and the Abiko International Poetry Prize in Japan. She currently teaches creative writing as an associate professor of English for the University of Houston-Downtown.

Next year's prize will be judged by Alicia Ostriker.  Submissions are due by April 30, 2013.

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