Rosa Lane is the 2017 Georgia Poetry Prize winner. In partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University and the University of Georgia, the University of Georgia Press established the Georgia Poetry Prize in 2015 as a national competition that celebrates excellence in poetry.
The winner of the annual contest receives a cash award of $1,000, a publication contract with the University of Georgia Press and invitations to read excerpts from the work at the three sponsoring institutions. The prize was established through the support of the Georgia and Bruce McEver Fund for the Arts and Environment at the University of Georgia Press. Lane’s collection Chouteau’s Chalk will be published by the UGA Press in February 2019.