The Walt Whitman Award, named for that famous American poet, was established in 1975 to encourage the work of emerging poets and to enable the publication of a poet's first book. It is administered by the Academy of American Poets.
Eligible manuscripts must submitted by a living U.S. citizen who has never published or committed to publish a book of poetry. A winner is selected by a single judge appointed by the Academy. The winner receives $5000, a one-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center, and publication by the Louisiana State University Press.
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- 2013/04/19: Blog:Winner of the 2013 Walt Whitman Award
- 2012/04/24: Blog:Winner of the 2012 Walt Whitman Award
- 2011/05/05: Blog:Winner of the 2011 Walt Whitman Award