For over 60 years 92Y’s Discovery Contest has launched the careers of major poets like John Ashbery, Lucille Clifton, Mark Strand, Mary Jo Bang and Solmaz Sharif, to name but a few.
The winners of this year’s contest are Heidi Johannesen Poon, Jake Skeets, Monica Sok and Paul Tran. Each one receives a reading at 92Y, publication in Boston Review, a two-night stay at the Ace Hotel and $500.
The runners-up are Alfredo Aguilar, Jameson Fitzpatrick and Joe Gutierrez.
This year’s preliminary judges were Timothy Donnelly and A. H. Jerriod Avant. Craig Santos Perez, Srikanth Reddy and Dara Wier served as final judges.
This contest is endowed by Joan L. and Dr. Julius H. Jacobson, II.