Ashley Anna McHugh, a third-year student in the program, has won the 10th Annual New Criterion Poetry Prize
for Into These Knots
, her first book-length manuscript. The award brings a cash prize of $3,000, and publication by Ivan R. Dee in Chicago. At 24 years of age, McHugh is the youngest writer to win the prize. Previous winners of the prize include our very own Geoffrey Brock.