Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Paterson Poetry Prize



The Poetry Center at PCCC has announced that the 2017 Paterson Poetry Prize winner is Kim Addonizio for her collection Mortal Trash (W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY).

The 2017 Honor Books

  • Kevin Carey, Jesus Was a Homeboy (CavanKerry Press, Fort Lee, NJ)
  • Dante Di Stefano, Love Is a Stone Endlessly in Flight (Brighthorse Books, Omaha, NE)
  • Gary Fincke, Bringing Back the Bones: New and Selected Poems (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, Nacogdoches, TX)
  • M. L. Liebler, I Want to Be Once (Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI)
  • Colleen J. McElroy, Blood Memory (University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Yehoshua November, Two Worlds Exist (Orison Books, Asheville, NC)
  • Brynn Saito, Power Made Us Swoon (Red Hen Press, Pasadena, CA)



The Poetry Center awards four literary prizes each year. For information on the prizes, rules, and deadlines, see poetrycenterpccc.com

  1. Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards - three prizes for unpublished poems
  2. Paterson Poetry Prize - for a book of poems published in the previous year
  3. Paterson Prize For Books for Young People - awarded to books published in the previous year in the following categories: Pre-K-Grade 3, Grades 4-6 and Grades 7-12
  4. Paterson Fiction Prize - for a novel or collection of short fiction published in the previous year