- selected his student, Joanna Klink‘s manuscript for the Georgia Contemporary Poetry Series.
- selected his student, Michael White‘s first manuscript for publication by Copper Canyon. Foetry does not believe there was a conflict of interest, as that was not a contest.
- However, White was “awarded” the Colorado Prize by Strand for a second collection.
- This happened after the two pre-planned a selection in the National Poetry Series and were removed from competition.