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The Poet’s Billow is happy to announce that Marlo Starr has been selected as the winner of the 2020 Pangaea Prize. The winning poems along with a selection of the finalists can be read on the 2020 Pangaea Prize announcement page.
We also named a number of semifinalists. This was a difficult list to make and hard decisions were made on every level of judging. We receive so many great poems and don’t have the resources to publish them all.
About our Winner:
Marlo Starr writes and teaches in Baltimore. She holds an MFA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins and a PhD in English from Emory University. Her poetry and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in BOAAT, The Threepenny Review, Berfrois, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and elsewhere.
The winner of the 2019 Pangaea Prize, Peter Filkins, will be reading in the Lines Online Poetry Series at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, CA next Sunday, February 21, at 4 pm Pacific Time/ 7 pm Eastern Time. The link where you will find the flyer for the event is at: https://henrymiller.org/lines-online/. You will need to email the address of the flyer to receive an invitation to the event.
Peter Filkins is the author of four previous collections of poetry – What She Knew (Orchises 1998), After Homer (Braziller 2002), Augustine’s Vision (New American Press 2010), and The View We’re Granted (Johns Hopkins 2012), for which he received the 2013 Sheila Motton Award for a best book of poetry from the New England Poetry Club. He has also translated the collected poems of Ingeborg Bachmann, Darkness Spoken (Zephyr 2006) and three novels by H.G. Adler – Panorama, The Journey, and The Wall, published by Random House. His biography, H.G. Adler: A Life in Many Worlds, was published by Oxford University Press in 2019. His work has received the Stover Award in Poetry from Southwest Review, a Finalist Award in Poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, an Outstanding Translation Award from the American Literary Translators Association, a Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin, an NEH Fellowship, a Leon Levy Center for Biography Fellowship, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The Millay Colony, the James Merrill House, and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. His poems, essays, and translations have appeared in The American Scholar, The New Republic, Poetry, The Yale Review, The New Criterion, Partisan Review, The Paris Review, The N.Y. Times Book Review, and numerous other publications. He serves as the Richard B. Fisher Professor of Literature at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and also teaches translation at Bard’s main campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
Two weeks left to submit to the Atlantis Award. Send us your best ground shaking poetry. Win money and be featured in an interview on the Poet’s Billow website. We nominate for post publication prizes. Deadline November 1st.
I woke up this morning to the sound of a table saw. My neighbors installing French doors in the back of their house, which my bedroom overlooks. The bedroom where I’d hoped to sip coffee and read the news in much more peaceful conditions. So, what brought me to this video was disgust. Plain hate for our noisy mechanical world. What I found instead: the universe in a cylinder. Holy cow, minute 3:
How different the world looks up close, in slow motion…
We are proud to be announcing the 2016 Pangaea Prize winners and finalists. We have two runners-up this year. We published both of their entries which means we have 3 collections being published for this contest. Go to the site and check out some great collections along with a selection of our finalists.
Congratulations to Lauren Henley for winning the 2016 Pangaea Prize. She is the winner of the 2017 Perugia Press Award and the poems appearing on The Poet’s Billow are from her unpublished book called Whole Night Through. Check them out!
The Poet’s Billow is also now welcoming submissions to the Bermuda Triangle Prize and the 2017 Pangaea Prize. If you would like to stay updated on contests and publications in the future you can join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Mary Kay Rummel
There are only two weeks left to submit to the Pangaea Prize.
The Pangaea Prize is awarded for the best series of poems ranging between two and up to seven poems in a group. Judging will be based on poems as individual entities as well as their cohesiveness – that can be in terms of common themes, images, narrative or however else you would like to group your poems. All poems must be previously unpublished. There are no restrictions to length or style. Click here to read last year’s winner, Bon Vivants Hereafter by Greg Emilio.
Submit now. We have already started reading entries and hope to announce a winner by the end of June.
The winner of the 2015 Atlantis Award is Alison Palmer for her poem “Flight.” We are thrilled to publish it along with a selection of the finalists from the contest. We really hope you read these wonderful poems and that they inspire you in some way: to write, to sing, to live your life fully.
The winning poem along with a selection of the finalists can be read here; and the full list of finalists and semi-finalists is below.
The Poet’s Billow is also now welcoming submissions to the Bermuda Triangle Prize and the Pangaea Prize. If you would like to stay updated on contests and publications in the future you can join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Winner: Alison Palmer
Katharyn Howd Machan
Adrian S. Potter
Martin Willitts, Jr
The Poet’s Billow, an organization dedicated to increasing the exposure of poetry, is accepting submission for the Bermuda Triangle Prize – the deadline is March 15th.
The Bermuda Triangle Prize is given to three poems on a theme from up to three different poets.
Current Theme: Running
Running for president, running down the street, running up the bar tab, we are open to interpretations on the theme. It is up to you how literal or abstract you would like to play on the chosen theme.
We are open to interpretations on the theme. It is up to you how literal or abstract you would like to play on the chosen theme.
Each winning poem will receive $50, for a total cash prize of $150. The poems will be published and displayed in the Poet’s Billow Literary Art Gallery. Up to five finalists will be considered for publication.
We nominate for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net Anthology, and The Best New Poets Anthology.
Go to our website for the full guidelines: The Poet’s Billow Awards