Congrats, dear Douglas!
2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize Winner
Cave Canem is pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, selected by Tracy K. Smith!
Zero to Three
“These poems lead us from the birth cry in a hospital delivery room, to dusk and revelry in Spain, to modern-day Florida and history-laden Mississippi where Trayvon Martin and Emmitt Till were slain. Even when what Brown has set out to do is grieve loss, his lines move with a buoyant, marrow-deep music, percussive and rich. They move like ‘a train, bound to a destination’ and they arrive with ‘the crackle lightning makes when it hits.’”
--Tracy K. Smith
Zero to Three will be published by The University of Georgia Press in fall 2014.