Visual arts faculty wins Jackson Poetry Prize

John Yau of the Visual Arts Department is the winner of the Jackson Poetry Prize, awarded annually by the nonprofit organization Poets & Writers to "an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition."

In addition to his poetry, Yau, Associate Professor in Critical Studies, is a fiction writer, critic, publisher of Black Square Editions, and freelance curator. His recent books include A Thing Among Things: The Art of Jasper Johns  and Further Adventures in Monochrome. Yau's reviews have appeared in Artforum, Art in America, Art News, Bookforum, and the Los Angeles Times. In January 2012, he started the online magazine Hyperallergic Weekend with three other writers.

The Jackson Poetry Prize judges praise Yau's "dazzling imagination," and so do we. Read more.

Information accurate as of May 8, 2018.