Vievee Francis, an associate professor of English at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, has been selected to receive the 2017 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award from Claremont Graduate University in California. The award honors a mid-career poet with a prize of $100,000. Professor Francis will be honored in April in California.
Professor Francis is being honored for her third published collection of poetry entitled Forest Primeval (TriQuarterly Books, 2015). In 2016, she received the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry from the Hurston/Wright Foundation in Washington, D.C., for the same collection.
Professor Francis joined the Dartmouth College faculty in the fall of 2016. Earlier, she taught at North Carolina State University and Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina. Professor Francis is an associate editor of the journal Callaloo.
Francis is a graduate of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Michigan.