Allison Adair, an associate professor of the practice in the English Department, has won the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, which honors the work of outstanding emerging poets. Her manuscript “The Clearing” was selected for its “wise, mineral-like poems.” The award includes a cash prize and publication with Milkweed Editions. Adair’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Arts & Letters, Best American Poetry, Best New Poets, and Kenyon Review Online, among other journals. She has been honored with the Pushcart Prize, Florida Review Editors’ Award and Orlando Prize; she also took first place in Mid-American Review’s Fineline Competition.“The Clearing” will be published this June. Read an interview with Adair from BC News.