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Poets & Writers presents the Amy Award each year to recognize promising women poets, age 30 and under, living in the New York City metropolitan area or on Long Island. Winners receive a modest honorarium and give a reading in New York City. The award was established in 1995 by Paula Trachtman and Edward Butscher of East Hampton, New York, in memory of Ms. Trachtman's daughter, Amy Rothholz, an actor and poet.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 contest. Download the guidelines and application form.
The 2012 Amy Award recipients were Rio Cortez, Hafizah Geter, Alison Roh Park, and Christie Ann Reynolds.
Above: winners Alison Roh Park, Christie Ann Reynolds, Rio Cortez, and Hafizah Geter with guest poet Anne Marie Macari and the 2012 Amy Award Reading at the New York Society Library. See more photos from the event on Facebook or Flickr. Photo by Yoon Kim.