Jacob Schepers has won the 2013 Outriders Poetry Project Competition!

Jacob Schepers has won the 2013 Outriders Poetry Project Competition (along with Linda Stern Zisquit) for his book, A Bundle of Careful Compromises. The book will be published by Outriders in Spring 2014.

UB English graduate student, Jacob Schepers, has won the 2013 Outrider’s Poetry Project Competition for his book, A Bundle of Careful Compromises.

Jake describes the work as a “series of prose poems, elegies in name, that interrogates scientific and medical jargon. Loosely following the hospitalization of a dying patient, the book tracks the bombardment of this specialized language keeping the patient, rather than the disease, at bay.”

Outriders Director Max Wickert calls Schepers a “brilliant young newcomer.”

Congrats Jake!

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