Submissions are being accepted for the 2021 James Ligon Price III Memorial Prize in Poetry offered in conjunction with the Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize Program
Judged by J. Drew Lanham – J. Drew Lanham is an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology in the Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department at Clemson University. He earned his PhD in Forest Resources (Wildlife) from Clemson in 1997. Lanham has published nonfiction and poetry informed by his passion for environmental stewardship. His Sparrow Envy: Field Guide to Birds and Lesser Beasts, was recently reissued by Hub City Press in 2021. The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature (Milkweed Editions, 2016) won the 2017 Southern Book Prize, the Reed Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center and was a finalist for the John Burroughs Medal. Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk, called The Home Place “a groundbreaking work about race and the American landscape, and a deep meditation on nature, selfhood, and the nature of home. It is thoughtful, sincere, wise and beautiful. I want everyone to read it.”
This reading is supported in part by the Sandra Nelson Memorial Poetry Fund.
First Place: cash award & 1-year membership in the AAP
Second & Third Places: cash award
- Submit 1 to 3 poems in pdf format to Mary Ann Gera – firstname.lastname@example.org or Richardson 102 office.
- Attach a cover sheet indicating the title(s) of submitted poem(s), the author’s name, email, and an on-campus mailbox number
- Be sure that the copies of the poems themselves contain no identifying information
- All submissions are due by 4 pm on Tuesday, November 16, 2021
- The contest is open to current SLU students only
***Winners announced on Moving-Up Day 2022***
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