Awards and Honors, Alumni News

Revel ’17 Wins Academy of American Poets Prize

Frances Revel ’17 has won the Aliki Perroti And Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award for her poem “Hymn for the End of Drought.”

Frances Revel

Established by the Academy of American Poets in 2013, the award recognizes a student poet with a cash prize of $1,000.

About the poem, judge Arthur Sze says:

“Open to mystery and myth, this poem exemplifies lyrical engagement of a high order. The taut, gorgeous stanzas, incorporating silence and sound—a silence that heightens tension while also giving the imagination space to envision—are compelling and exciting. I so look forward to reading Frances Revel in the future.”