Submissions will be accepted June 1 - August 15, 2018.
Who is Eligibile:
There are no restrictions as to the age of the poet or to the style of his or her work. The award is judged by a panel of three to five poets or other writers whose taste and knowledge of contemporary American poetry are wide-ranging and thorough.
Nominators must be
Professional PEN Member in good standing.
Past Winners: Jane Kenyon, Franz Wright, C.K. Williams, Heather McHugh, Frederick Seidel, Robert Pinsky, Linda Gregg, Kimiko Hahn, Marilyn Hacker, Toi Derricotte, Frank Bidart, Ed Roberson, Kamau Brathwaite.
Please complete the online form below. NOTE: PEN America will only accept nominations from Professional Members in good standling. If you are unsure of your membership status, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.