Autumn House Press is honored to publish the winner of the Donald Justice Poetry Prize, with our partners at West Chester University Poetry Center. This year’s winner was John Foy, and his manuscript, It Is What It Is was selected by J. Allyn Rosser. Usually, each year we convene and celebrate the previous year’s winner and the current winner at the West Chester Poetry Conference. Due to COVID-19, this event was cancelled. In lieu of the conference, John Foy celebrated with this reading. Autumn House looks forward to publishing John’s work in March 2021.
JOHN FOY’s essays and reviews have run in Parnassus, The New Criterion, Contemporary Poetry Review, The Dark Horse, and other publications, and he has been a guest blogger for Best American Poetry. He lives and works in New York.