Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Poetry Center

Cleveland State University Poetry Center
2014 First Book and Open Book Competition Results

We are happy to announce this year’s Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book and Open Competition Results. Over 500 manuscripts were submitted to our two contests, each of which awards publication and a $1000 prize.

Siwar Masannat Lee Upton Broc Rossell

Winner of the 2014 First Book Prize, selected by Ilya Kaminsky, forthcoming Spring 2015

50 Water Dreams

Winner of the 2014 Open Book Prize, selected by Erin Belieu, forthcoming Spring 2015

Bottle the Bottles the Bottles the Bottles

Selected for publication by Director of the Poetry Center, Caryl Pagel, forthcoming Spring 2015

Festival: A Poem

Read more about the 2014 winners & finalists

Cleveland State University Poetry Center was originally established in 1962 at the former Fenn College of Engineering to promote poetry through readings and community outreach. In 1971, it expanded its mission to become a national non-profit independent poetry press under the auspices of the Cleveland State University Department of English, and has since published over one-hundred-fifty titles.  Read more.

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Barn Owl Review Interview with Sandra Simonds

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