Angie Estes Wins the 2015 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award From Claremont Graduate University

Estes-AngieAngie Estes, who teaches in the master of fine arts program at Ashland University in Ohio, has been chosen as the winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. The award, which comes with a $100,000 prize, is given annually by Claremont Graduate University in California to a poet who “is past the very beginning but not yet reached the pinnacle of his or her career.”

Chief Judge Chase Twichell called Estes’ poems a “delicious and magical swirl of cultures and languages, past and present.” The award will be presented at a ceremony in Claremont on April 16.

Dr. Estes is the author of five poetry collections including her latest work Enchantee (Oberlin College Press, 2013). Dr. Estes holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Oregon.

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