|Dubrow with her dog, Argos. Photo by Jeremy Schaub.|
TOWSON, Md. (May 11, 2012)—Jehanne Dubrow, of Chestertown, Md., has been named the winner of the 2012 Towson Prize for Literature for her poetry collection, Stateside, published in 2010.
Dubrow is the author of two other books, The Hardship Post (2009), which won the Three Candles Press Open Book Award, and From the Fever-World, which won the Washington Writers' Publishing House Poetry Competition (2009). Finishing Line Press published her chapbook, The Promised Bride, in 2007. Northwestern University Press will publish her fourth book of poems, Red Army Red, later this year.
Her poetry, creative nonfiction, and book reviews have appeared in journals such as Southern Review, The New Republic, Poetry, Ploughshares, The Hudson Review, The New England Review, West Branch, Gulf Coast, Blackbird, Copper Nickel, Prairie Schooner, as well as on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily.
She has received the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America (2012), an Individual Artist's Award from the Maryland State Arts Council, a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship and Howard Nemerov Poetry Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and a Sosland Foundation Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Dubrow serves as the interim director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House and is an assistant professor in creative writing and literature at Washington College.
She will visit Towson University this fall to read her poems.
Established in 1979 with a grant from Alice and Franklin Cooley, the Towson University Prize for Literature is awarded annually for a single book or book-length manuscript of fiction, poetry, drama or imaginative nonfiction by a Maryland writer. The prize is granted on the basis of literary and aesthetic excellence as determined by a panel of distinguished judges appointed by the university.