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
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.