The Poetry Center Book Award: Bao Phi with Sarah Menefee, reading and in conversation
Bao Phi is a multiple-time Minnesota Grand Slam poetry champ and National Poetry Slam finalist. His other collection of poetry is Sông I Sing (Coffee House Press). Both of his poetry collections are taught in classrooms across the country.
Phi is also author of A Different Pond, a picture book which received a Caldecott honor, Ezra Jack Keats new author honor, Charlotte Zolotow award for excellence in children’s book writing and six starred reviews. He was Minnesota Monthly’s Author of the Year 2017 and City Pages’ Best Author 2018. He continues to tour as a featured guest speaker and artist across the country. He is the program director of events and awards at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis.
The Poetry Center Book Award
Since 1980 The Poetry Center Book Award has been presented annually to a single outstanding book of poetry published in the previous year. The award carries a cash prize and an invitation to read, along with the award judge, at The Poetry Center.
Photo by Anna Min