Congratulations to MFA Professor Kate Northrop—Winner of the Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer’s Prize


MFA  Faculty member Kate Northrop has been awarded the Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer’s Prize, an annual prize given to a young writer of proven excellence in poetry or prose.

Established to honor author Jeannette Haien’s interest in the work of talented young writers and her desire to benefit and further their careers by encouraging the production of literary works of high quality and aesthetic worth, the prize has previously been given to Joanna Klink (U of Montana) and Suzanne Buffam (U of Chicago).  

Northrop, who is a core member of the MFA Faculty, is the author of three collections of poetry: Clean (2011), Things are Disappearing Here (2007), which was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and was also a finalist for the Academy of American Poets’ James Laughlin Award, and Back Through Interruption (2002), which won Kent State University Press’s Stan & Tom Wick Poetry Prize.

We’re very proud of her! Congratulations on the prize Kate!

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