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CUNY Poets Win Two Pulitzer Prizes in Three Years

April 13, 2017

Shortly after a text message this week alerted him that he had won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Tyehimba Jess called a fellow poet who he knew could relate, fellow City University of New York scholar Gregory Pardlo, who won the same prize in 2015.

In just three years, two poets from CUNY have won the Pulitzer. And this year, Sarah DeLappe, a graduate student at CUNY’s Brooklyn College was a finalist for the Pulitzer for drama…

CUNY Poets Win Two Pulitzer Prizes in Three Years