Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing

Current Winner

The current winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry

We are very pleased to announce that Kate Bolton Bonnici’s Night Burial has been selected by final judge Kiki Petrosino as the winner of the 2020 Colorado Prize for Poetry. Her book will be published by The Center for Literary Publishing in November 2020.

Kate Bolton Bonnici grew up in rural Alabama and is a graduate of Harvard University (BA), New York University School of Law (JD), and the University of California, Riverside (MFA). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Arts & Letters, Southern Humanities Review, Image, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. She was a finalist for The Georgia Poetry Prize and The Fairy Tale Review’s Poetry Prize, as well as a semi-finalist for the Word Works’ Washington Prize, the Crab Orchard Series Poetry Open competition, the Gold Wake Press Open competition, the Zone 3 Press First Book Award for Poetry, and the Brittingham Prize. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughters and is currently a PhD candidate in English literature at UCLA.