March 2, 2016

2016 Kingsley & Kate Tufts Winners Announced

Join us in congratulating this year’s Kingsley Tufts & Kate Tufts Poetry Award winners:


Ross Gay

Ross Gay, of Bloomington, Indiana, has won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his book Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (University of Pittsburgh Press).

The award, given annually to a mid-career poet, is among the world’s most generous and distinguished prizes for a book of poetry.

Danez Smith

Danez Smith, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has won the $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award for their book [insert] boy (YesYes Books).

The Kate Tufts Discovery Award is given annually for a first book by a poet of genuine promise.

We are so thrilled to honor these poets, and we look forward to hosting them here in Claremont during the 2016 Kingsley & Kate Tufts Awards ceremony here on campus in April! Stay updated about the April events by joining us on Facebook.

And, you can read more about Ross Gay and Danez Smith, along with praise by head judge Chase Twichell, in today’s official press release, here.