Congratulations to Chloe Firetto-Toomey on receiving the Academy of American Poets Prize for 2017.
Judge: Michael Hettich
Michael Hettich is a poet and professor at Miami-Dade College and the author of more than a dozen poetry books and chapbooks. His collection, Systems of Vanishing, won the 2013 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry, and his collection, The Measured Breathing, won the 2011 Swan Scythe Press Award. Hettich has received three Florida Individual Artist fellowships as well as the Tales Prize for Swimmer Dreams in 2005.