Chessy Normile

Courtney Allen

Chessy Normile is the author of Great Exodus, Great Wall, Great Party, selected by Li-Young Lee for the 2020 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize. She received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was awarded The Andrea K. Willison Poetry Prize, and an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers, where she was awarded an Academy of American Poets University Prize. She lives in New York where she edits a zine series called Girl Blood Info.


APR/Honickman First Book Prize

The Sarah Lawrence College Andrea K. Willison Poetry Prize

The Academy of American Poets Andrew Julius Gutow Prize, 2018

Round Top Poetry Festival Scholarship, 2018, 2019

Michener Center for Writers Poetry Fellowship

Sarah Lawrence Summer Seminar for Writers Scholarship