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Submission: 2023 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry: Tupelo Press

April 30

Submission period: January 1st — April 30th (postmark or online submission-date)

Final Judge: Matthew Rohrer
Prize:  $3,000

The Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry includes a cash award of $3,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. Manuscripts are judged anonymously and all finalists will be considered for publication. Please read the complete guidelines before submitting your manuscript.

Matthew Rohrer is the author of ten books of poems, most recently THE SKY CONTAINS THE PLANS, published by Wave Books. THE OTHERS won the Believer Book Award, A GREEN LIGHT was shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry Prize, and his first book A HUMMOCK IN THE MALOOKAS was selected by Mary Oliver for the National Poetry Series.  Rohrer attended The University of Michigan, University College Dublin and the Iowa Writers Workshop. He was a co-founder of Fence Magazine and has taught writing at NYU for many years. One of his tattoos has appeared in two books of literary tattoos. He lives in Brooklyn.

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