2006 Poetry Advisory Committee: William Brockman, William Joyce, Gabriel Welsch, Steven Herb
2006 Poetry Selection Committee: Lynn Emanuel, Ron Mohring, Jeanne Murray Walker
"…Gerald Stern's 'Behaving Like a Jew'…extends and amplifies our thinking about identity in fresh and imaginative ways."
Video - Award Ceremony
Video - Award Ceremony (extended program)
"Stacey Waite is an exciting, fresh new voice in American poetry, and "Dear Gender" stands out in her first collection as a tender and accomplished exploration and evocation of difference."
"The poem's excavations of origin, set against the backdrop of a troubled America, are strikingly memorable in their rawness, their energy, their push to construct a habitable identity."
"…a stunning assessment of what it means to me to be human – to be caught between heaven and earth, soul and body. It's funny, wise, and poignant."