We are delighted to announce that Nicole Sealey has been chosen as the winner of this year’s Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets for her poem “Virginia Is for Lovers.” She will receive an award of $1,000 and the poem will be featured in the September/October 2014 issue.
Born in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
and raised in Apopka, Florida, Nicole Sealey is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and the recipient of a 2014 Elizabeth George Foundation Grant. Winner of the 2012 Poetry International Prize and selected for inclusion in Best New Poets 2011, her work has appeared in Callaloo, Harvard Review, Poetry International, Ploughshares, and Third Coast, among other literary online and print journals. Nicole holds an MLA
in Africana Studies from the University of South Florida and an MFA
in creative writing from New York University. She is the Programs Director at Cave Canem Foundation.