Arrowsmith Press

Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry

February 15, 2021 - Check back on December 15th for Upcoming Deadline
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A prize of $1,000 will be given annually for a poetry collection published in English by a writer who is not a resident of the United States. The winner will also receive an invitation to read at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre in Boston; a one-week residency at poet Derek Walcott’s home in St. Lucia or in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, in conjunction with the annual Walcott Festival; and the publication of a limited-edition broadside of their work by Arrowsmith Press. Poets who are living in the United States as green card holders are eligible. Poets whose work appears in translation into English are also eligible. Major Jackson will judge. Publishers may submit two copies of a full-length poetry collection published between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, by February 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Arrowsmith Press, Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry, 11 Chestnut Street, Medford, MA 02155.