Poetry: UCLA Award-Winning Student Poets 2014

Thursday Jun 5, 2014 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM This is a past program

For over a decade, the Hammer’s Poetry Series has concluded its annual offerings for the academic year with a reading by a stellar group of up-and-coming writers who have won awards for competitions sponsored by the Department of English or by a statewide consortium of universities. Please join us in our annual tradition of welcoming their unique voices into the world.

The UCLA Department of English is pleased to announce the winners of these creative writing competitions in poetry for 2013-2014: 

Fred Weld Herman Memorial Prize (Academy of American Poets)
Cody Koester for “Sirius Radio” and other poems 

May Merrill Miller Writing Awards
First Place: Faith Kearns for “Kyle’s House” and other poems
Second Place Tie: Anna Chen for “dissociate” and other poems and Annakai Hayakawa Geshlider for “Caveman Nowman” and other poems

UCLA Nominee for the Ina Coolbrith Prize and Second Place Winner
Zoe Goldstein 


The Hammer’s Poetry Series is organized by Stephen Yenser, poet and professor at UCLA and author of A Boundless Field: American Poetry at Large and Blue Guide.

Poetry is supported, in part, by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.