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POL Prizes

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Prizes. S. Brook Corfman of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the winner of the POL Prize, selected by Cathy Park Hong, for My Daily Actions, or The Meteorites. José Alvergue of Eau Claire, Wisconsin is the winner of the POL Editor’s Prize for scenery. Their books will be published by Fordham Press in Fall 2020.

Next year's POL Prize judge will be Cynthia Hogue.

The next contest Is open! Submit for the POL Prize.

The deadline for submissions will be October 15, 2019.

Reading Series

Poets Out Loud 2019-2020 Readings

Tuesday, September 24: Sarah Gambito and Jesse Lee Kercheval

Wednesday, October 16: Kenny Fries and Chris Kondrich

Thursday, November 21: John Balaban and Nhu Xuan Nguyen

Thursday, January 30: Maya Phillips and Cole Swenson

Wednesday, February 26: Eléna Rivera and Lauren Schmidt

Tuesday, April 21: David Tomas Martinez and readings by local high school students through POL outreach program.

All readings are at 7 p.m. at 113 West 60 St in the12th-floor lounge. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served after each reading.

A special thanks to all of our 2017-2018 readers and all who attended their readings. We would also like to thank all who participated in the high school outreach program.

About Poets Out Loud

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.

Serving the Fordham University community and New York City at large, the POL Reading Series presents free public readings throughout the academic year. Funded by the Dean of Lincoln Center, it is committed to representing a range of poetic styles and ethnicities and to including both distinguished and emerging poets; recent readers include Frank Bidart, Timothy Donnelly, R. Erica Doyle, Alicia Ostriker, Willie Perdomo, and Anne Waldman. In coordination with the readings, POL also organizes an outreach program for high school students from under-served communities.

The POL Book Series, run in collaboration 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. Recent publications include Cyclorama by Daneen Wardrop, winner of the 2013-2014 POL Prize, selected by Kimiko Hahn and On Generation & Corruption by Terrence Chiusano, winner of the 2013-2014 POL Editor's Prize, selected by Elisabeth Frost.

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