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. Rigoberto González, Vijay Seshadri, and Susan Wheeler will judge. U.S. publishers may submit four copies of a book published in 2016 with a $75 entry fee by May 15. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Academy of American Poets, Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. (212) 274-0343, ext. 13.