Sunday, January 25, 2015

Paterson Poetry Prize Book Award Submission Deadline is February 1

The Paterson Poetry Prize of $1,000 is given annually by the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College to a book of poetry (48 pages or more) published in the previous year with a minimum press run of 500 copies.

Each book submitted must be accompanied by an application form and publishers may submit more than one book for prize consideration.

Two copies of each book should be sent to:
Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Executive Director
Passaic County Community College
One College Boulevard
Paterson, NJ 07505-1179

Books entered in the competition will be donated and added to The Poetry Center Library at Passaic County Community College. Books cannot be returned.

Books must be postmarked or received in the Poetry Center by February 1, 2015 to be considered for the prize.

Winners will be announced in Poets & Writers magazine and on the Poetry Center website.


Billy Collins, Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems (Random House, New York, NY)

On May 9, 2015, Billy Collins will read at the Poetry Center in Paterson, NJ.

Valerie Bandura, Freak Show (Black Lawrence Press, Pittsburgh, PA)
Daisy Fried, Women’s Poetry: Poems and Advice (University of Pittsburgh Press , Pittsburgh, PA)
Jonathan Gillman, My Father, Humming (Antrim House, Simsbury, CT)
Rachel McKibbens, Into the Dark & Emptying Field (Small Doggies Press, Portland, OR)
Jose Antonio Rodriguez, Backlit Hour (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, Nacogdoches, TX)
Charles Simic, New and Selected Poems 1962—2012 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY)