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A prize of $25,000 is given annually for a poetry collection by a living poet published in the United States during the previous year. Copies of the winning book are purchased and distributed to hundreds of members of the Academy of American Poets. Amy Gerstler, Reginald Gibbons, and Kimiko Hahn will judge. U.S. publishers may submit four copies of a book published in 2015 with a $75 entry fee by May 15. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Academy of American Poets, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. (212) 274-0343, ext. 13. Patricia Guzman, Programs Coordinator.