Contemporary Poetry Review

Awards & Fellowships



American First Book Awards:

Yale Series of Younger Poets
Offered by Yale University Press to a poet under the age of forty for a first volume of poetry.

The Kenyon Review Prize in Poetry
The recurring judge will be The Kenyon Review's poetry editor, David Baker. The winner will receive $3500 as an advance against royalties and be invited to read from the winning manuscript at Kenyon College if such a reading is held. 

The American Poetry Review /Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry
This annual prize offers publication of a book of poems, a $3,000 award, distribution by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium, and a $1,000 grant for a book tour. 

Walt Whitman Award
Offered by The Academy of American Poets for a first book of poetry. The Walt Whitman Award brings first-book publication, a cash prize of $5,000, and a one-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center to an American who has never before published a book of poetry. The winning manuscript, chosen by an eminent poet, is published by Louisiana State University Press. The Academy purchases at least 10,000 copies of the book for distribution to its members.

 

American Second Book Awards:

The James Laughlin Award
Offered by The Academy of American Poets for the publication of an author's second book of poetry.

 

American Book Awards (general):

The T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry
The T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry is an international annual award for the best unpublished book-length collection of poetry in English. Truman State University Press offers $2,000 and publication of the winning collection. (This is not a first book award but a general prize open to all.)

The Paris Review Prize in Poetry
The recurring judge is The Paris Review's poetry editor, Richard Howard; we expect his decision by March 2002. The winner will receive $5000 as an advance against royalties and will be invited to read at the annual Paris Review Awards Reading in New York City, if such a gala is held. (This is not a first book award but a general prize open to all.) 

 

American Awards for Poetry Criticism:

The Parnassus Prize in Poetry Criticism
The Parnassus Prize in Poetry Criticism is open to all writers with unpublished manuscripts that primarily consider the craft of poetry. Book-length studies will be considered, as will collections of essays on a single topic or collections of essays on a variety of topics as long as the primary focus of the book as a whole is poetry and/or poetics.

 

American Awards for Translation:

Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards 
$5,000 book prize and $20,000 fellowship to recognize outstanding translations into English of modern Italian poetry.
 
Harold Morton Landon Translation Award 
$1,000 for a published translation of poetry from any language into English.

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2002 Contemporary Poetry Review