Alicia Mountain (MFA 2015), winner of the University of Iowa Prize

Alicia Mountain (MFA 2015), winner of the University of Iowa Prize

Former MFA 2015 graduate Alicia Mountain's poetry debut, High Ground Coward, has been awarded the 2017 Iowa Poetry Prize.

"Her voice is intimate, brash, always precise, heartbreaking in both its vulnerability and its authority. These poems are carried away by both lust and intelligence—this poet understand desire." —Brenda Shaughnessy, 2017 Iowa Poetry Prize Judge

Read three poems from High Ground Coward (Spring 2018, University of Iowa Press) that first appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of The Southhampton Review.

Alicia Mountain

Big congratulations to Alicia!