Allison Benis White has selected "Turn of the Millennium" by Megan Arlett as the winner of the 2018 Voertman / Academy of American Poets Prize. She writes:
"Turn of the Millennium" is an exceptional poem about the female body, unspeakable violence, and the "luckiness" that draws a thin line between who is safe and who is destroyed. This poem does what all good poems should do: startle the reader into a sublime awareness that she is in a human body with a finite number of breaths.
Megan will receive $200 and be named in the Academy's annual report. She will also be recognized at the UNT Rilke Prize reading on Thursday, April 12, 2018.
-Story courtesy of the Department of English