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Thanks to all who came to hear r. erica doyle and Angela Jackson captivate us with their powerful poetry. Check back here for details on our next reading, in February with Molly Peacock and Alicia Ostriker.

Thanks to all who applied to this year's prize. We are busy reading. Winners will be announced in the spring.

2013-2014 POL Prizes
We received a diverse and exciting array of manuscripts, which we were honored to consider. We were pleased to announce this year’s winners, which will be published by Fordham University Press in Spring 2015:

by Daneen Wardrop
POL Prize (selected by Kimiko Hahn)

On Generation and Corruption: Poems
by Terrence Chiusano

POL Editor’s Prize (selected by Elisabeth Frost)

High School Outreach

We are proud of the high school students who participated in our workshop series this year, and who shared their work with us at our culminating event this spring. Read selected poems from the student poets here.

About us

Poets Out Loud is a community of poetry at Fordham University at Lincoln Center. POL's mission is to provide opportunities for the creation, dissemination and enjoyment of poetry. The POL Reading Series presents free, year-round public readings by noted and emerging poets, serving the Fordham University community and New York City at large. The POL Book Series, run in coordination with Fordham University Press, issues two new full-length volumes of poetry annually, awarding publication and honoraria to the best manuscripts submitted in an international competition.

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Poets Out Loud Prize

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013-2014 POL Prizes:

Cyclorama, by Daneen Wardrop
Winner of the POL Prize, selected by Kimiko Hahn

On Generation and Corruption: Poems, by Terrence Chiusano
Winner of the POL Editor's Prize


Books from prior winners are available from Fordham University Press

Recent publications:

Gray Matter, by Sara Michas-Martin
Winner of the 2012-2013 POL Prize, selected by Susan Wheeler

Errings, by Peter Streckfus
Winner of the 2012-2013 POL Editor's Prize
Poets Out Loud
Reading Series 2014-2015

September 15 - Jill Bialosky,
Kimberly Johnson

October 22 - Donne and Contemporary Poetry: Featuring Timothy Donnelly and settings of Donne poems composed and performed by Nigel Smith with Andrew C. Lovett

November 24 - Reading cosponsored by Poetry Society of America. Erica Doyle, Angela Jackson
February 17 - Alicia Ostriker, Molly Peacock

March 23 - Book Launch and Reading for winners of the 2013-2014 Poets Out Loud Prizes: Daneen Wardrop(winner, POL Prize), Terrence Chiusano (winner, POL Editor's Prize). With Kimiko Hahn

April 20 - Willie Perdomo, Jordan Windholz, and high school students from outreach

All readings are at 7 PM, 12th floor lounge, Lincoln Center Fordham campus (113 West 60 Street, a block from Columbus Circle subway). All readings are free and open to the public.

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