2018 poetry prize goes to Mossotti
FAYETTEVILLE — Travis Mossotti has won the 2018 Miller Williams Poetry Prize from the University of Arkansas Press.
Mossotti will receive a $5,000 cash prize and publication of a forthcoming poetry collection, Narcissus Americana.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins selected the winner as well as two finalists: Roy Bentley and P. Scott Cunningham, who will also have their work published by the university press.
The three poets “have readability, freshness of language, and seriousness of intent in common,” Collins said in a statement released by the university.
Mossotti teaches at Webster University and also works in a research office for Washington University, according to UA. He has written two previous collections of poetry, About the Dead and Field Study.