Competition: US & Canada
College of Santa Fe
Dana Levin’s first book, In the Surgical Theatre, was awarded the 1999 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize and went on to receive nearly every award available to first books and emerging poets. The Los Angeles Times says of her work, "Dana Levin’s poems are extravagant. . . . Her mind keeps making unexpected connections and the poems push beyond convention. . . . They surprise us." Her poetry has appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Conduit, and the Iowa Review. She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, PEN, the Witter Bynner Foundation, the Library of Congress, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, and the Whiting Foundation. Ms. Levin teaches in the Creative Writing and Literature Department at the College of Santa Fe. Her most recent book is Wedding Day (Copper Canyon Press).