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Poetry Prizes

Teacher Wins $100,000 Poetry Prize

AP | Posted 05.04.2013 | Books

CLAREMONT, Calif. — Marianne Boruch, a Purdue University creative writing teacher, has won this year's $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a C...

Tomás Q. Morín: On Finding His Voice and Winning the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize

Ru Freeman | Posted 03.12.2012 | Books
Ru Freeman

For most debut poets, the first and often only way to see their work move into the world as a cohesive collection is to win a prize.

Poetry Book Contests Should be Abolished: Why Contests Are the Stupidest Way to Publish First Books

Anis Shivani | Posted 08.02.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Poetry contests are about the only remaining way to publish a first poetry book. And that's one way poetry is being killed in this country, reduced to consensus-by-committee, stripped of individual vision.