For over 60 years 92Y’s Discovery Contest has launched the careers of major poets like John Ashbery, Lucille Clifton, Mark Strand, Larry Levis, Mary Jo Bang, Solmaz Sharif and Diana Khoi Nguyen, to name but a few.
The winners of this year's contest are Asa Drake, Luther Hughes, Ana Portnoy Brimmer and Daniella Toosie-Watson. Each one will receive a reading at 92Y in the Fall of 2020, a two-night stay at the Ace Hotel, publication in The Paris Review Daily and $500.
The runners-ups are Amrita Chakraborty, Katherine Indermaur, J. Estanislao Lopez and Jeremy Voigt.
This year’s preliminary judges were Timothy Donnelly and Diana Marie Delgado. Jericho Brown, Paisley Rekdal and Wendy Xu served as final judges.
This contest is endowed by Joan L. and Dr. Julius H. Jacobson, II.