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Walt Whitman Award submissions open

September 1, 2015, 12:00 AM EDT

The Walt Whitman Award is a $5,000 first-book publication prize. The winning manuscript, chosen by an acclaimed poet, is published by Graywolf Press, a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in the Umbrian region of Italy, and distribution of the winning book to thousands of Academy of American Poets members.
The 2016 judge for the Walt Whitman Award is Carolyn Forché.

Learn more here.

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September 1, 2015
12:00 AM EDT