The 2017 Paterson Poetry Prize winner is Kim Addonizio for her collection Mortal Trash (W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY).
On Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 1 pm, the Poetry Center at PCCC will offer a reading by Kim Addonizio and five finalists for the 2017 Paterson Poetry Prize.
Paterson Poetry Prize Finalists participating in the reading, include:
- 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)
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.