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Mira Rosenthal Wins the 2010 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize

Posted Sep. 6, 2010

We are pleased to announce that Mira Rosenthal, a PhD candidate at Indiana University, has won the 2010 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize for her poetry collection titled The Local World. Mira will receive $2,000, and her volume of poetry will be published by the Kent State University Press. She will also perform a reading with Maggie Anderson, judge of the competition.

Mira Rosenthal is a poet, translator, and scholar. After earning her BA at Reed College, she completed an MFA at the University of Houston, where she held a C. Glen Cambor Fellowship and a Krakow Poetry Seminar Fellowship. Her poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, The American Poetry Review, Seneca Review, Notre Dame Review, Slate, and other journals. She has been a fellow at, among others, the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Banff Centre. Her translations of Polish poetry have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, and in 2007 Zephyr Press published her translation of The Forgotten Keys by Tomasz Rozycki. She is currently working on Rozycki’s most recent book, Colonies, for which she received the PEN Translation Fund Award and an NEA Fellowship in translation. Her translations from Colonies also received 3 Quarks Daily’s “Top Quark” Prize in Arts & Literature, judged by Robert Pinsky, and have appeared recently in The Cincinnati Review, Zoland Poetry, PEN America, AGNI Online, The Literary Review, A Public Space, and elsewhere. Mira is currently a doctoral candidate in comparative literature at Indiana University, where she is completing a dissertation on the poetry translations of Czeslaw Milosz. Her doctoral work has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship and a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.