|Allen Ginsberg at the Great Falls in Paterson, NJ, 1966|
The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards are sponsored by The Poetry Center at PCCC, and honor Paterson poet Allen Ginsberg’s contribution to American Literature.
The first prize winner will receive $1,000; second, $200; and third $100.
The entry fee of $18 covers the cost of a subscription to The Paterson Literary Review, in which the winning poems will be published. The submissions deadline is April 1.
Winners will be asked to participate in a reading to take place in Paterson’s Historic District.
For guidelines and an entry form, go to www.pccc.edu/poetry or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Maria Mazziotti Gillan,
Passaic County Community College,
One College Boulevard,
Paterson, N.J. 07505-1179.
Be sure to mark envelope with the contest name.