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Keetje Kuipers ’02

BOX_kuipers_keetje.jpgKeetje Kuipers ’02 is the 2009 A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize winner for her first collection of poems Beautiful in the Mouth. Her book will be published in March 2010 by BOA Editions Ltd. in the A. Poulin Jr. New Poets of America Series. The same week that Kuipers won the Poulin prize, she learned that she had been selected as a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. In 2007, Kuipers was the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Resident. She used the time to complete work on Beautiful in the Mouth, which contains poems currently published or forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, West Branch, Painted Bride Quarterly, Willow Springs, and AGNI, among others. Kuipers has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Oregon Literary Arts, and Soapstone and awards from Atlanta Review and Nimrod. Her poems have been nominated three years in a row for the Pushcart Prize.

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