Library News »03/24/2014
Librarian Devin Becker wins prestigious poetry prize
University of Idaho librarian Devin Becker is the winner of the thirteenth annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize for his debut collection Shame | Shame. The collection was selected from nearly 500 manuscript submissions by renowned poet David St. John. Devin will receive a $1,500 honorarium and book publication by BOA Editions, Ltd. in spring 2015.
Devin holds degrees from Williams College, the University of California, Irvine, and Indiana University. His poetry and research articles appear widely in such places as American Archivist, Cutbank, Faultline, Microform and Digitization Review, Prairie Schooner, and Washington Square, among others. He has served as the digital initiatives and web services librarian at the University of Idaho Library since 2011.
The A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize is sponsored by BOA Editions, Ltd., a literary publishing company located in Rochester, New York, founded by the late poet, editor and translator, A. Poulin, Jr.