Bangalore-born Vijay Seshadri wins the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Thread started by raagadevan on 16th April 2014 01:11 AM

The 2014 Pulitzer Prize - Poetry

Winner: Vijay Seshadri

Citation: For a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000) - Awarded to "3 Sections," by Vijay Seshadri (Graywolf Press),
a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless.

Other Finalists: Also nominated as finalists in this category were "The Sleep of Reason," by Morri Creech (The Waywiser Press), a book of masterly poems that capture
the inner experience of a man in mid-life who is troubled by mortality and the passage of time, traditional themes that are made to feel new; and "The Big Smoke,"
by Adrian Matejka (Penguin), an imaginative work by a commanding poet who engages the history and mythology of larger-than-life boxer Jack Johnson.


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