University of Wyoming Assistant Professor Wins Award
University of Wyoming Associate Professor Kate Northrop has been awarded the annual Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer’s Prize.
The $25,000 prize is awarded to young writers with proven prowess in poetry or prose.
The associate professor teaches workshops in poetry writing and serves as a mentor to Master of Fine Arts students who are completing their thesis projects.
Northrop is the author of three poetry collections:
- “Clean” (2011)
- “Things are Disappearing Here” (2007), which was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and a finalist for the Academy of American Poets’ James Laughlin Award.
- “Back Through Interruption” (2002),won the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize from Kent State University Press.