DEADLINE IS TOMORROW, NOVEMBER 15, 2022
Submissions are being accepted for the 2022 James Ligon Price III Memorial Prize in Poetry offered in conjunction with the Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize Program
Judged by Tyler Mills – Tyler Mills won the Crab Orchard Review First Book Award for Tongue Lyre, published in 2013 by Southern Illinois University Press. Tongue Lyre, observed the American Book Review, “weaves a new mythology for our contemporary lives, one based in ancient story but resonating with contemporary problems and settings, with continued attention to voice, body, violence, and song.” In 2019, the University of Akron Press published her second collection, Hawk Parable, winner of the Akron Poetry Prize. According to Publishers Weekly, “Mills unlooses documentary evidence of bomb testing, deployment, and devastation that intersect with moments of acute self-reckoning,” making Hawk Parable “a book for the long nuclear century.” With coauthor Kendra DeColo, Mills won the Diode Editions Chapbook Prize for Low Budget Movie (Diode Editions, 2021). Her latest volume is City Scattered: Cabaret for Four Voices, winner of the Snowbound Chapbook Award (Tupelo Press, 2022). Her poetry and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, Poetry, AGNI, Bennington Review, and Brevity. She has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, Ragdale, and the Vermont Studio Center, and she teaches in The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College and 24PearlStreet, the online writing program of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She is currently at work on The Bomb Cloud, a memoir-in-essays.
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 – email@example.com
- 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 15, 2022
- The contest is open to current SLU students only
***Winners announced on Moving-Up Day 2023***
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