Jennifer Grotz’s Lillian Fairchild Award

NER contributor Jennifer Grotz [32.3] has received the Lillian Fairchild Award, which is awarded to a Rochester-area resident who has “created extraordinary artistic work in any medium in the past year.” Her poem “Poppies,” originally published in NER 31.1, was included in The Best American Poetry 2011 (Scribner) and reprinted by The Paris Review Daily. In addition, The Needle (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) was selected by NPR as one of the five best books of poetry published in 2011.

Read (and listen to) Jennifer Grotz’s NER poems “The Forest” and “The Fog.”