Kerri Webster Wins Whiting Award / by Washington Square

It’s always sweet when one of our past contributors gains recognition for his or her outstanding work. That happened in a big way this week.

Huge congrats to Kerri Webster for winning the Whiting Award! Kerri was one of four poets to receive the honor this year, along with the cool 50K that comes with it. (Not too shabby.)

Kerri was our featured poet in our Summer / Fall 2011 issue with five — count em five! — poems. Here’s a brief taste from one titled “Diorama.”

See the cross-section opened on loss
so big you could charge admission? Hole
in the ceiling for the tree to grow through. Something
nests in the radiator. I don’t climb up.

Details on the Whiting Award here.