Johanny Vazquez Paz Awarded 2018 Paz Prize for Poetry

The National Poetry Series is pleased to announce the 2018 Paz Prize for Poetry winner, Puerto Rican poet Johanny Vazquez Paz for her manuscript Ofrezco mi corazón como una diana. The book, selected by judge Rigoberto Gonzalez, will be published in both English and Spanish by Akashic Books.  

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Join the NPS 2015 Award Winning Poets for a Reading

Join us for a short reading and celebration of the 2015 National Poetry Series Winners: Justin Boening, Jennifer Kronovet, Melissa Range, Danniel Schoonebeek, and Joshua Bennett. The Potter’s House is a nonprofit café, bookstore, and community space in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of DC. Their bookstore specializes in social movements, cultural studies, and spiritual traditions as well as a curated selection of fiction, poetry, and children’s books centered on multicultural voices. “In our rapidly-changing city—one…

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2017 Open Competition in Progress

The National Poetry Series 2017 Competition is underway, and will accept submissions through February 15, 2017. Go to for submission guidelines.

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