Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Poetry prize

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Submissions sought for $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Office of University Communications

For Immediate Release
Contact Rod Leveque, Assistant Director, Media Relations (909) 621-8396

June 20, 2011

Submissions sought for $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award
CLAREMONT, California — Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is accepting submissions for the 2012 Tufts Poetry Awards. The awards  — now in their 20th year — are among the richest and most highly anticipated in the world of poetry.

The winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award will receive a $100,000 prize. The award is given annually for a book by an emerging poet who has not reached the pinnacle of his or her career.

CGU is also accepting submissions for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, which carries a prize of $10,000. That award is presented annually for a first book by a poet of genuine promise.

The awards were established in 1992 by Kate Tufts to honor her late husband, poet and writer Kingsley Tufts. Past Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winners include Robert Wrigley, Tom Sleigh, Linda Gregerson, Matthea Harvey and Yusef Komunyakaa.

Submissions must include eight copies of an eligible book of poetry, a list of previously published work, and a completed entry form. Only books published between Sept. 1, 2010 and Aug. 31, 2011 are eligible.

Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 15, 2011. Winners will be announced in February. The awards will be presented in April.

Send Submissions To:
Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards
Claremont Graduate University
160 E. Tenth Street, Harper East B7
Claremont, California 91711-6165

Entry forms and additional information are available at www.cgu.edu/tufts.


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