June 28, 2024
Mónica Gomery Awarded 2024 Kunitz Prize
The American Poetry Review is happy to announce that Mónica Gomery has been awarded the 2024 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize for her poem "The End Is the Beginning." We thank all the poets who submitted work; we were honored to read so many excellent poems. "The End Is the Beginning"  will be featured in the September/October 2024 issue.

Mónica Gomery is the author of Might Kindred, winner of the Prairie Schooner/Raz-Shumaker Book Prize (University of Nebraska Press, 2022), Here is the Night and the Night on the Road (Cooper Dillon Books, 2018), and the chapbook Of Darkness and Tumbling (YesYes Books, 2017). Her poems have been awarded the Sappho Prize for Women Poets, and have been featured on Ours Poetica and The Slowdown podcastRecent poems appear in The Kenyon Review, Poetry Northwest, The Massachusetts Review, and West Branch, among other journals. A queer Venezuelan-American Jewish writer, she serves as a rabbi at Kol Tzedek Synagogue, is a member of Rabbis for Ceasefire, and lives on unceded Lenni Lenape land in Philadelphia. 

The Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize awards $1,000 and publication of the winning poem to a poet under 40 years of age in honor of the late Stanley Kunitz's dedication to mentoring poets.

Congratulations, Mónica!
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