The Hecht Prize Anthology, 2005-2009 contains work by fifty of the poets who reached the contest’s semi-finals, including the five eventual winners, Morri Creech, Erica Dawson, Rose Kelleher, Carrie Jerrell and Matthew Ladd.
Joseph Harrison is Waywiser’s Senior American Editor. His book Someone Else’s Name (Waywiser, 2003) was named as one of five poetry books of the year by the Washington Post. His second book of poems, Identity Theft, was published by Waywiser in 2008. In 2005 he was the recipient of an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2009 he received a Fellowship in Poetry from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.