Davidson College's Alan Michael Parker is this year's Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition winner for his poem, "The Ladder."
Parker, a Davidson College English professor, directs the school's creative writing program.
The Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition honors the work and legacy of the late Randall Jarrell, who won the National Book Award for his poetry in 1961 and taught at UNC Greensboro for 18 years before his death in 1965. This year's competition, open to N.C. residents and members of the N.C. Writers' Network, drew 122 entries.
"The Ladder" hasn't been published yet, but check out another Parker poem, "After Love," which recently appeared in Slate.