Academy of American Poets

Walt Whitman Award
- Check back on August 15 for Upcoming Deadline
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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 U.S. citizen 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, and the winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to attend the awards ceremony. Tracy K. Smith 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. Patricia Guzman, Programs Assistant.