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Juan Felipe Herrera Selects Jenny Xie as 2017 Walt Whitman Award Recipient

The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that Juan Felipe Herrera has selected Jenny Xie as the recipient of the 2017 Walt Whitman Award, the nation’s most valuable first-book prize for a poet. As the winner of the Whitman Award, Xie’s manuscript, Eye Level, will be published by Graywolf Press in April 2018.