News | 20 March 2014

Gary Young wins 2014 George Bogin Memorial Award for poetry


UCSC humanities lecturer and alumnus Gary Young has received the 2014 George Bogin Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America (PSA).

The award is given for a selection of poems that “use language in an original way to reflect the encounter of the ordinary and the extraordinary and to take a stand against oppression in any of its forms.”

Awards from the PSA—the nation’s oldest poetry organization—are among the most prestigious honors available to poets, offering both emerging and established poets recognition.

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