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Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon's newest volume

Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon's newest volume

Last week we brought news that Shenandoah Editor R.T. Smith had his poem,”Storm Warming,” selected as Poetry Daily’s featured poem on April 16. We turned the page — or clicked the browser link too fast — because just one day later a Washington and Lee alumna, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, was similarly honored when her poem, “Garden,” was accorded the very same honor. But there’s more. On Monday, another of Lyrae’s poems was given headline status when “Transit of Venus” was the Poem-a-Day featured poem on the Academy of American Poets Web site, This is all the more impressive since this is National Poetry Month. Lyrae, a member of the Class of 1993, has recently published a new poetry collection ]Open Interval[ (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009). Her 2002 volume, Black Swan (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002), won the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. She lives in Ithaca, NY and teaches in the Creative Writing program at Cornell University. You can watch a video of Lyrae reading her poetry below:

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