From Our Staff | May 06, 2010

More good news from a recent contributor to TMR!

Scott Coffel‘s poems appeared in TMR 31.2, our summer 2008 issue.  In the introduction to his poems, Scott wrote “poetry should resist easy victories or the siren songs of self-improvement.” So he knows that getting his first book of poems, Toucans in the Arctic, published last years was not a small accomplishment.

Even better, the Poetry Society of America has just awarded Scott’s collection the  2010 Norma Farber First Book Award.  This is a terrific honor given to a first book of original poetry.

Congratulations, Scott!

You may purchase Scott’s book at Amazon or purchase the summer 2008 issue of The Missouri Review.

Coffel Book