The submission period is now open for the Walt Whitman Award, the most valuable first-book publication prize for poetry in the United States. In addition to $5,000, the winner will receive publication of his or her manuscript by Graywolf Press and an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy. This year’s Academy of American Poets Fellowship winner, Tracy K. Smith, will judge the award. Submissions will be accepted through November 1.
The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 American Poets Prizes. Launched in 1936, the Academy's annual awards are among the oldest and most generous prizes for poets in the United States. This year, we have awarded over $200,000 to poets at various stages of their careers. The recipients will be honored at the American Poets Prizes ceremony on October 17, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at The New School in New York City.