Worcester Poet Dan Lewis wins 2012 Frank O’Hara Prize


From the Worcester T&G

Worcester poet Dan Lewis wins 2012 Frank O’Hara Prize

Worcester poet Dan Lewis of Worcester is the winner of this year’s Frank O’Hara Prize, sponsored by the Worcester County Poetry Association, for his poem for his poem “Windraker.”

According to spokeswoman Anne Marie Lucci, the contest was judged by Pulitzer-prize winning critic Lloyd Schwartz and had more than 120 poems entered from almost writers. Lucci says the entries were read blind.

Lewis is not only a long and active member of the WCPA board of directors, he has also recently released his first full-length collection of poetry, “This Garden.”

“Lewis claims to have made his living doing everything from milk testing to technical writing, but has always owned the vocation of poet and writer,” says Lucci.

In recent years, he has worked in collaboration with three other poets and four visual artists in the artists collective named 4 x 4, which in April held an exhibit of poetry and artwork at The Sprinkler Factory in celebration of National Poetry Month in this past April. He lives with his wife Ann on Patch Reservoir.

read the rest of the article (and other award winners) here.


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