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Missoula's Sarah Aronson Wins New American Poetry Prize

Nov 7, 2019

Congratulations to Sarah Aronson, host of The Write Question on MTPR, for winning the 2018 New American Poetry Prize for her debut collection And Other Bodiless Powers.

You can hear some of Sarah's poetry during a reading featuring Sarah Aronson and Kelly Schirmann, Nov. 7 in Missoula. Sarah says she's also planning a Montana book tour.

Sarah Aronson is the host of 'MTPR's The Write Question.'

“This poet possesses a precision both spare and fierce. And Other Bodiless Powers is cut from the same cloth as the poems of Lorine Niedecker in that they both read a landscape, down to its smallest aspect, and create from these thickets, fogs, and skiffs of snow a human language. When Sarah Aronson zeroes in, the world opens.”

— Andrew Grace, author of A Belonging Field, Sancta, and Shadeland

Sarah's works are also published in The Big Sky Journal, The High Desert Journal, Portland Review, Bellingham Review, Bennington Review, Yemassee, Camas, St. Petersburg Review, Cirque, Boiler, Zymbol and more.