Walt Whitman Award: $5,000 first publication prize + Umbria, Italy residency to unpublished American poet

 

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The Walt Whitman Award is a $5,000 first-book publication prize from Academy of American Poets + Graywolf Press, given to an unpublished American poet. Winner also receives an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in the Umbrian region of Italy + trip to New York City to attend the American Poets Prizes ceremony. Must not have been previously published (including self-publications and e-books).

$35 entry fee; submissions accepted online via Academy of American Poets from September 1-November 1, 2014.

 

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