The Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards

In the Poetry Library

Video interviews with Kingsley & Kate Tufts poets

CGU Reads

An ongoing audio project: Claremont Graduate University students, faculty, and staff read poems from Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Award-winning titles.

Vievee Francis’s “A Song on the Ridge” (Forest Primeval. TriQuarterly Books, 2015), read by CGU students, faculty, and staff:

Ross Gay’s “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude” (Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude. Pitt Poetry Series, 2015), read by a collage of 23 voices representing CGU faculty, staff, and students, including Interim President Jacob Adams, Professor and Chair of the department of Politics and Government Heather E. Campbell, English PhD student Brock Rustin, Maintenance Mechanic Jesse Diaz, and Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Award Director Lori Anne Ferrell:

Yona Harvey’s “Mary J. (Upswing)” (Hemming the Water. Four Way Books, 2013), read by CGU staff member Debbie Flores Molina:

Barbara Ras’s “Letting Go of Land” (Bite Every Sorrow. Louisiana State University Press, 1998), read by Amy Shimshon-Santo, Program Director of Arts Management:

Atsuro Riley’s “Hutch” (Romey’s Order. University of Chicago Press, 2010), read by Foothill Poetry Journal editor Brock Rustin:

B.H. Fairchild’s “Cigarettes” (The Art of the Lathe. Alice James Books, 1998), read by Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards Assistant Emily Schuck:

Joanie Mackowski’s “Blues and Reds” (The Zoo. Pitt Poetry Series, 2002), read by CGU English PhD Brian McCabe:

Beth Bachmann’s “Mystery Beneath a Handprint of Light” (Temper. Pitt Poetry Series, 2009), read by Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards coordinator Genevieve Kaplan:

Marianne Boruch’s “I am so pissed, said god, maybe” (The Book of Hours. Copper Canyon Press, 2011), read by English PhD Kevin Riel: