The Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize
A prize of $2,000 is given annually for a poetry collection published in the previous year by a resident of upstate New York. The winner will also give a reading and teach a master class at Utica University.
Prize: $2,000 For best poetry collection published by an Upstate author.
August 31, 2022
There is no entry fee.
(To be announced.)
Send completed entry form, a brief CV listing creative and scholarly accomplishments, and two (2) copies of the work to:
School of Arts and Sciences
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502
**NOTE: Books may be sent in by author or publisher.
Submitted work must be a book of poems in English, at least 48 pages long, published between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 by a resident of Upstate New York. Collections by more than one author, "collected" or "selected" volumes, collections of translations, self-published works, and vanity press publications are not eligible.
Winner must agree, upon contest entry:
- to give permission for portions of the winning work to be reproduced for publicity; and
- to, at a mutually agreeable date in April 2023, 1) receive the award in person, 2) give a reading at Utica University, and 3) meet with students in a master class.
All books entered in competition will be donated to the Utica University library and the Utica Public Library.
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