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Evan Pausic ’21 awarded annual Academy of American Poets prize

Evan Pausic ’21

Since its inception in 1955, the University and College Poetry Prize program has awarded cash prizes to nearly 10,000 student poets across the United States.

This year, Evan Pausic ’21, who studied philosophy at Randolph, is joining their ranks.

Pausic’s poem, Towards My Friend, the Moon, was recently recognized with the 2021 Charles and Fanny Fay Wood Poetry Prize.

The program began with 10 schools in the 1950s. Today, the Academy of American Poets sponsors more than 200 annual poetry prizes at U.S. colleges and universities, offering students meaningful validation of their work—and a $100 prize.

Esteemed poets like Sylvia Plath, Toi Derricotte, Kimiko Hahn, Mark Strand, and J.D. McClatchy, among many others, won some of their first recognition through an American Academy of Poets prize.


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