Sarah Lawrence Professor Wins Pulitzer Prize For Poetry

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Sarah Lawrence writing professor Vijay Seshadri is the 2014 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
Sarah Lawrence writing professor Vijay Seshadri is the 2014 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Photo Credit:

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Vijay Seshadri, a writing professor at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, according to a release.

Seshadri was honored for his work "3 Sections," which the Pulitzer Prize committee called in a statement "a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless."

Seshadri was born in India and came to the United States at the age of five, according to the Poetry Foundation. He earned a BA from Oberlin College and an MFA from Columbia University.

He is a former editor of "The New Yorker."

Seshadri will receive a prize of $10,000 for winning the award.

Click here to see all the 2014 Pulitzer Prize recipients.

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I couldn't find the original reply to my comment so I'll just add. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. I too live in Centuck . . . lol I didn't appreciate that comment. If you would have given me some time to respond I would have said that you are right and that I had transposed municipalities. So my eggroll shrimp roll remark wasn't totally out of context. Sorry, I didn't mean anything by it, just trying to add a bit of humor at your expense

Sarah Lawrence is in Yonkers NOT Bronxville. You would think that a publication that calls itself "Yonkers Daily Voice" might know that.

I think it's because it has a Bronxville zip code that it's considered Bronxville, Eggroll, shrimproll, same thing . . .lol

Short & simple - It is in Yonkers! Yonkers, Bronxville are NOT the same thing. One is a Village of 5,000 the other a City of 200,000. By the way, Bronxville does NOT have a Post Master nor is it a separate Post Office. It is a branch of the Yonkers Post Office and is under the auspices of the Yonkers Post Master. Using your logic, I live in the mythical village of 'Centuck' not Yonkers.