Yale Younger Poets Prize winner Mary-Alice Daniel ‘08

March 29, 2022

Yale alumna Mary-Alice Daniel ’08 decided she wanted be a poet at the age of 17 while listening to a reading of poems by a winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize, America’s longest-running poetry award.

Nearly two decades later, she has won that prestigious honor herself. Her manuscript, “Mass for Shut-Ins,” was chosen winner of the 2022 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition by acclaimed poet Rae Armantrout.

Awarded since 1919 by Yale University Press, the Yale Series of Younger Poets celebrates the most prominent new American poets by bringing their work to the attention of the larger public. Yale Press will publish “Mass for Shut-Ins” in April 2023.

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