Voertman / Academy of American Poets Prize | Department of English

Voertman / Academy of American Poets Prize

2017 Voertman / Academy of American Poets Prize

The Department of English is pleased to announce this year's $200 Voertman / Academy of American Poets prize for UNT's creative writing graduate students.

The Academy of Poets, as part of their Academy Book Awards, sponsors the University and College Poetry Prize Program to distribute annual prizes at over 200 colleges and universities nationwide. The program is notable for having recognized many of America's premier poetic voices during their college years, including Diane Ackerman, Alice Fulton, Tess Gallagher, Allen Grossman, Kimiko Hahn, Robert Hass, Brad Leithauser, J.D. McClatchy, Heather McHugh, and Gregory Orr, among others.

Judged by Wayne Miller, 2017 UNT Rilke Prize winner.

Guidelines

Open to currently enrolled Ph.D. or M.A. creative writing students in the Department of English, University of North Texas.

2017 Voertman / Academy of American Poets Prize

Andrew Koch for "Inheritance"

PREVIOUS WINNERS

  • 2016 Chelsea Wagenaar for "The Spinning Place"
  • 2015 Matt Haines for "The Instructor"
  • 2014 Chelsea Wagenaar for "August"
  • 2013 Justin Bigos for "Three Rivers"

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