Academy of Amer­i­can Po­ets

Poets and Writers - - Grants & Awards - WALT WHIT­MAN AWARD

A prize of $5,000, pub­li­ca­tion by Gray­wolf Press, and a six-week res­i­dency at the Civitella Ranieri Cen­ter in Um­bria, Italy, is given an­nu­ally for a po­etry col­lec­tion by a poet who has not pub­lished a book of po­ems in a stan­dard edi­tion. The win­ning book will also be dis­trib­uted to 5,000 mem­bers of the Academy of Amer­i­can Po­ets. Joy Harjo will judge. Us­ing the on­line sub­mis­sion sys­tem, sub­mit a man­u­script of 48 to 100 pages with a $35 en­try fee by Novem­ber 1. Visit the web­site for the re­quired en­try form and com­plete guide­lines. Academy of Amer­i­can Po­ets, Walt Whit­man Award, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. (212) 274-0343, ext. 13. Nikay Pare­des, Pro­grams Co­or­di­na­tor. npare­des@po­

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