The winner of the 2014 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism has been announced. The winner is the University of California Press for its two books: The Collected Later Poems and Plays and The Collected Essays and Other Prose. The books are edited by Peter Quartermain and James Maynard, respectively. They are both part of The Collected Writings of Robert Duncan Series published by the University of California Press.
Here is what the judges had to say about the Robert Duncan books: "Editors Peter Quartermain and James Maynard deftly navigate Duncan's textual complexities, while providing extensive notes, annotations, and commentaries on Duncan's career and works. Special recognition is also extended to other books in this series - The Collected Early Poems and Plays
(edited by Peter Quatermain) and The H.D. Book
(edited by Michael Boughn and Victor Coleman) - as well as Lisa Jarnot's biography, Robert Duncan: The Ambassador from Venus
. The University of California Press series as a whole brings his role into further focus and will ensure Duncan's importance as a poet and critic for current and future generations."
The annual prize for book-length works of criticism is administered by the Poetry Foundation. You can view a list of the finalists and honorable mentions here
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