Piedmont College professor Tim O’Keefe is the winner of the 2017 Juniper Prize for Poetry for his upcoming book “You Are the Phenomenology.”
O’Keefe is an assistant professor of English at Piedmont College, where he teaches literature and directs the creative writing program. He said the new book, which is scheduled for release in February 2018, is a collection of poems and creative non-fiction.
The Juniper Prize is one of four poetry and fiction prizes presented annually by the University of Massachusetts Press and the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program. O’Keefe’s manuscript was selected for publication from a pool of more than 500 submissions. When it was launched in 1975, the Juniper Prize was one of the first university-press awards to focus on contemporary poetry.