Hailey Leithauser has won the 2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award, presented by the Poetry Foundation. The award is designed to recognize an American poet of at least 40 years of age who has yet to publish a first collection of poetry. Leithauser’s book-length poetry manuscript Swoop will be published by Graywolf Press in October 2013, and she will receive a $10,000 prize. She will also be honored at the Pegasus Awards ceremony, along with the 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize winner W.S. Di Piero, at the Poetry Foundation on Monday, June 11.