BC Alumna Wins Prize for First Poetry Book

BROOKLYN COLLEGE– In early January, adjunct professor and alumna Chelsea Harlan was awarded the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize by the American Poetry Review for her piece “Bright Shade.”

Originally from the Appalachian region, Harlan holds a B.A. in Literature and Visual Art from Bennington College and earned her M.F.A. in Poetry from Brooklyn College in 2017. Her award-winning work “Bright Shade” is a manuscript of poems all created by Harlan, where every individual piece is a retelling of an experience.