Visiting Assistant Professor of English Jane Springer has won a Pushcart Prize for her poem "Murder Ballad" which originally appeared in the winter 2010 edition of Cincinnati Review. Springer’s poem will be reprinted in The Pushcart Prize XXXVI: Best of the Small Presses.
The Pushcart Prize - Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America. Hundreds of presses and thousands of writers of short stories, poetry and essays have been represented in the pages of their annual collections.
In April Springer was selected as the 2011 winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award for "Murder Ballad." Her first book, Dear Blackbird, won the Agha Shaid Ali Prize. Her other awards include an AWP Intro Prize, the Robert Penn Warren Prize for Poetry, an NEA grant, and a Whiting Award. Springer's poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from such publications as Fugue, The Oxford American and The Southern Review.