Purdue University College of Liberal Art

Donald Platt

Please join me in congratulating Donald Platt, professor in the Creative Writing Program, whose poem "The Main Event" was recently published in Scribner's The Best American Poetry 2015. The Best American Poetry is a long-running series of books featuring the best 75 poems published in literary journals each year, beginning in 1988. Don’s poem was originally published in the Southwest Review, and was chosen by Native American fiction writer, poet, and filmmaker Sherman Alexie from among thousands of poems published in 2014 literary journals. Don’s poetry was previously selected to appear in the series in both 2000 and 2006. He is currently finishing his fifth book of poems, Tornadoesque, which will appear in the Notable Voices series from CavanKerry Press in May 2016. Over the course of his career, he has been awarded two individual artist's fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as three Pushcart Prizes.

Congratulations Professor Platt!

David's Signature

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts