Winner of the 2021 Donald Justice Poetry Prize announced!

January 28, 2021

Autumn House wishes to congratulate Alexis Sears for winning the 2021 Donald Justice Poetry Prize!

Alexis Sears is a graduate of the MFA program in poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, where she majored in Writing Seminars. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Cortland Review, Hopkins Review, Cimarron Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She was a 2019 Sewanee Writers’ Conference MFA scholar, and she was a finalist for the Vassar Miller and New Criterion poetry prizes. Currently, she lives in northern California, where she teaches sixth grade English. Out of Order is her first book and was chosen by this year’s judge, Quincy Lehr.

Out of Order is set to be released in March 2022.


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