Congratulations to the 2016 PSA Chapbook Fellows

The Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship

Death of a Nativist by Ryan Black
selected by Linda Gregerson

Late Frontier by Brandon Kreitler
selected by Major Jackson 

Finalist: the ghost are pushy & have seeds
in their teeth by Nina Puro

About the Winners:

Ryan Black
 has published previously in AGNI, The Literary Review, The Journal, Ninth Letter, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and elsewhere, and has received fellowships from the Adirondack Center for Writing, The Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Queens Council on the Arts. He was a finalist for the 2016 Alice James Award and the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize. He teaches in the English Department at Queens College/CUNY, and lives in Jackson Heights.

Brandon Kreitler is the recipient of a Discovery / Boston Review Poetry Prize from the 92Y's Unterberg Poetry Center and a Graduate Teaching Fellowship from Columbia University. His poems have appeared in DIAGRAM, Colorado Review, Indiana Review, and Verse Daily among other journals. Brandon is from Arizona and lives in New York City, where he teaches at the City University of New York. 

The Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship
30 and Under

Oxyana by William Brewer

selected by Marilyn Nelson

Nonstop Godhead by Analicia Sotelo

selected by Rigoberto González

Finalist:  Strandings by Andrew Payton

About the Winners:

William Brewer is the recipient of a 2016-18 Wallace Stegner Poetry Fellowship from Stanford University. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Colorado Review, Kenyon Review Online, The Nation, A Public Space, and other journals. He was born and raised in West Virginia.

Analicia Sotelo
holds an MFA from the University of Houston. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, Forklift, Ohio, The Antioch ReviewMeridianThe Collagist, and elsewhere. Tracy K. Smith selected "I'm Trying to Write a Poem About a Virgin and It's Awful" for Best New Poets 2015.  She has received scholarships from Squaw Valley and Image-Text-Ithaca, and is the 2016 Disquiet International Literary Prize winner in Poetry. She currently lives in Houston.


Recent Winners


Dreams of Unhappiness by Sarah Trudgeon, selected by Don Paterson

Instructions for Building a Wind Chime by Adriana Cloud, selected by Jane Hirshfield

Of Nectar by Amanda Turner, selected by A. Van Jordan

Year Zero by Monica Sok, selected by Marilyn Chin


Aeons by Max Ritvo, selected by Jean Valentine

Arctic Revival by Callie Siskel, selected by Elizabeth Alexander

Thirst by Eva Maria Saaverda, selected by Marilyn Hacker

True to Life: cuttings, mechanics, & modifications by HL Hazuka, selected by Forrest Gander


Barbarian at the Gate by Xavier Cavazos, selected by Thomas Sayers Ellis

Err to Narrow by Alicia Salvadeo, selected by Nick Flynn

Manhattations by MRB Chelko, selected by Mary Ruefle

Modern Camping by Tyler Flynn Dorholt, selected by John Yau