Congratulations to Vijay Seshadri, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his book 3 Sections: Poems. Seshadri was born in Bangalore, Indiana and came to the United States with his family when he was five years old. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio, where his father was a chemistry professor at Ohio State University. Seshadri went on to earn an A.B. at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and an MFA from Columbia University. He currently lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
The win is also another victory for the midwestern publishing house Graywolf Press in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition to Seshadri’s winning title, the nonprofit firm also published Tracy K. Smith’s 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning poetry collection Life on Mars and Mary Syzbist’s Incardadine, which won the 2013 National Book Award for poetry.