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Graywolf Press poet Vijay Seshadri wins Pulitzer Prize

Graywolf Press poet Vijay Seshadri wins Pulitzer Prize

Folks over at Graywolf Press were probably popping champagne last night, as it was announced that its author, Vijay Seshadri, had won a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He is the first Asian American to win in the category.

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The winning work, 3 Sections , explores American life and identity in pieces that range from short poems, long-form poetry, and a prose essay on a fishing trip to the Canadian Pacific. "I always wanted to write a book whose title reflected its form," Seshadri said recently in a telephone interview with the New York Times . "I envisioned seven, but I only made it to three."

Fittingly, 3 Sections was also the third published work for Brooklyn-based Seshadri. Other collections include The Long Meadow and Wild Kingdom.

Graywolf Press currently has three poems from the award-winning publication, which you can read here.


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