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POL Prizes

We are delighted to announce the results of the 2016-2017 POL Prizes: Julia Bouwsma's Midden is the winner of the POL Prize, selected by Afaa Michael Weaver. Henk Rossouw's Xamissa is the winner of the POL Editor's Prize. Their books will be published by Fordham Press in Fall 2018. Thank you to all who submitted manuscripts for the 2016-2017 contest. We will be on hiatus during the 2017-2018 academic year. The next submission deadline will be November 2018.


Reading Series


Monday, September 25: Melissa Castillo-Garsow (cosponsored by LALSI), Donna Masini.

Wednesday, October 25: Rajiv Mohabir (cosponsored by Kundiman), Kay Ryan.

Thursday, November 16: Launch of Poets Out Loud prizewinning books (series edited by Elisabeth Frost). Gary Keenan, Michael Snediker, Monica Youn.

Wednesday, January 24: Liz Bowen, Tess Taylor.

Wednesday, February 28: Alicia Ostriker and Molly Peacock.

Wednesday, April 11: Tyehimba Jess; participants in high school outreach

All readings at 7 p.m. in 113 West 60 St, 12th floor lounge. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served after each reading.

A special thanks to all of our 2016-2017 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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