The Poetry Project

2023 Fifth Annual Brannan Prize

Hunter Larson was selected as the winner of the Fifth Annual Brannan Prize by Judge Vi Khi Nao. On Larson’s works, Nao writes: “The poet is visibly lucid and fearless and precise. Long and generally skinny, this poet’s peripatetic lines, filled with sageful tenderness, never cease moving, transitioning, reflecting, glancing, submerging. The poet’s deliberate wisdom travels like a hypodermic needle, piercing through empirical senses and diaphanous acuity with a lucent, meditative, surprising logic that is simultaneously blinding and eye opening. These three hypnotic poems exude a softness so psychically argute—they could cut metal without hydro.”

Read Hunter's work here.

The Brannan Prize