Poet Tom Sleigh wins $100,000 prize

February 12, 2008 8:24:27 AM PST
Poet Tom Sleigh's "Space Walk" has been named this year's winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award, a $100,000 prize given to someone "who is past the very beginning but has not yet reached the acknowledged pinnacle of his or her career."

Janice N. Harrington's "Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone," a debut collection, received the $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award.

Administered by Claremont Graduate University, based in Claremont, Calif., the awards were established in the early 1990s by Kate Tufts in honor of her late husband, poet Kingsley Tufts. Previous winners include Alan Shapiro, Carl Phillips and Michael Ryan.