One of the benefits of my job at The City University of New York is the opportunity I’ve had to meet (and discover the work of) some amazingly talented (not to mention very nice) faculty writers. Among these folks is Tom Sleigh, who teaches in the Hunter College MFA Program. This week Tom was named the winner of the 2008 Kingsley Tufts Award for his collection, Space Walk. I had the pleasure of reading Space Walk when Tom brought in a copy for an office book display, and I am thrilled for him. Congratulations (and a handshake), Tom!