PoemCity 2016 includes major prize winner

At Athena’s Boutique at 68 Main, you can see the poem “Measuring Up” by Allison Hedge Coke.

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AAHC300Hedge Coke, a Vermont College alumna and founding faculty for VCFA’s MFA in Writing & Publishing program, is this year’s winner of the prestigious Witter Bynner Prize. The Poet Laureate of the United States (currently Juan Felipe Herrera) selects the winners of this annual prize.

You can read about Hedge Coke’s amazing life and her experience in being selected for this prestigious prize in this interview with Matt Blakley. We are proud to be able to display her work.