This year’s contest is officially open. The winner bags a $1,000 and publication in Poetry International The deadline is April 15, 2009. Note the following for your submission:
Provide your contact information & titles of all poems submitted, on the title page. Author name and information should appear only on the title page. No handwritten entries, please. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations, fancy fonts or decorative borders. Simultaneous Submission Allowed. Please contact us if we need to withdraw your poem(s) because they have been accepted elsewhere. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation. A Note to Previous Poetry International Prize Contestants. You are welcome to enter this year’s contest, whether or not you won a prize in the previous year. For more, check here.
Last year, Sasha Parmasad won for her lovely poem, “Memory of Sugarcane-worker Off Duty.” That poem will be appear in our upcoming double-issue, Poetry International 13/14. Also in that issue, we’ll feature a chapbook of new Paul Celan translations from David Young. Here’s a preview.