[The following was submitted by BkMk Press.]
The prize is awarded annually for the best book of verse published by a living American poet two years prior to the award year. Publishers of recent Poets’ Prize books include Houghton Mifflin, W.W. Norton, Alice James Books, TriQuarterly Books, Penguin, Viking, and Counterpoint—a list that now includes UMKC’s BkMk Press.
Books for this award are nominated by a prize selection committee and voted on by a panel consisting of many of the nation’s best poets. The Poets’ Prize comes with a $3,000 cash award for the author. An award ceremony will take place May 19, 2011, at the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York City.
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