The American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry
Judge: Brenda Hillman
You'll remember Hillman from such prizes as Georgia, given to her friend, Laura Mullen, and Sawtooth, given to her student, Aaron McCullough. You'll recall that she selected something like six winners at New Issues; I'm still unsure if any were a fix
But wait . . . At her request, work by students of the judge (Brenda Hillman) will not be considered for the prize.
I still have a few questions. What about her friends? What about the screeners' friends? What about Forrest Gander's friends? Are they fair game?
And I've said it before, but I'll write it here: Why is it that seemingly every contest has been judged by Hillman in the past few years? Are there no other poets willing to read 10 manuscripts for a couple grand?