We are thrilled to announce that Spout Press poet Kirsten Dierking (Northern Oracle, 2007), is the winner of a 2010 McKnight Artist Fellowship. Kirsten was one of four poets selected by judge Marilyn Nelson among 125 applicants. An award of $25,000 is presented to each of the winners. This provides writers with an opportunity to focus on their craft for the course of the fellowship year. More information on the winners can be found here. You can learn more about Northern Oracle and Kirsten, and read her 2009 What Light Award winning poem “Half Asleep” here. Congratulations,Kirsten!!