92Y’s Discovery Poetry Contest has long recognized the exceptional work of poets who have not yet published a book. Many of these writers—John Ashbery, Mark Strand, Lucille Clifton, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Mary Jo Bang, and Solmaz Sharif, among others—have gone on to become leading voices of their generations.
This free reading features the 2020 and 2021 winners: Asa Drake, Luther Hughes, Ana Portnoy Brimmer, and Daniella Toosie-Watson (2020); and Kenzie Allen, Ina Cariño, Mag Gabbert and Alexandra Zukerman (2021).
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