STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BROWSE ALL TITLES
POETRY IN TRANSLATION
THE PAZ PRIZE
A Virtual Evening of Poetry featuring Robert Hass, Tracy K. Smith and Natasha Trethewey
Three Poet Laureates and three Pulitzer Prize Winners read their work and discuss the role of the poet.
Daniel Halpern on 50 Years of Ecco Press
National Poetry Series founder and director Daniel Halpern reflects on the 50th anniversary of his publishing imprint, Ecco Press, in an interview with Mitchell Kaplan on LitHub.
Announcing the 2020 National Poetry Series Competition Winners
The National Poetry Series congratulates the five winners of the 2020 National Poetry Series Competition: W.J. Herbert, Trevor Ketner, Teresa K. Miller, Amanda Moore, and Devon Walker-Figueroa.
Alejandro Pérez-Cortés Awarded the 2020 Paz Prize for Poetry
Alejandro Pérez-Cortés is the winner of this year's Paz Poetry Prize for an original manuscript of Spanish language poetry.
Reviewed: 2018 National Poetry Series Winning Books
Recent reviews spotlight winning poetry collections from the 2018 National Poetry Series: Jake Skeets, Eyes Bottle Dark, in The New York Times (9/17/2019) Daniel Poppick, Fear of Description in The New York Times (10/01/2019) Jon Sands, It’s Not Magic in The Boston Globe (9/26/2019)
2019 National Poetry Series Winners
The winners of the 2019 National Poetry Series are Heid Erdrich, Alexandria Hall, Diane Louie, Benjamin Garcia, and Michael Torres.
Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Competition
The National Poetry Series is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Open Competition.
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.
Sasha Pimentel, author of “For Want of Water,” and one of five winners of the 2016 National Poetry Series’ Open Competition
“For Want of Water”: The Incredible Honor of Recognition from the National Poetry Series - November 02, 2017
Announcing the Winners of the 2017 National Poetry Series!
The winners of the 2017 National Poetry Series are GennaRose Nethercott, Dominique Christina, Jos Charles, Lindsay Bernal, and J.Michael Martinez.
Why Poetry? by Daniel Halpern
Daniel Halpern, founder of The National Poetry Series, writes for The New York Times: “A Few Questions for Poetry.”
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
2017 Open Competition in Progress
The National Poetry Series 2017 Competition is underway, and will accept submissions through February 15, 2017. Go to http://nationalpoetry.wpengine.com/apply/#nps-open for submission guidelines.
Announcing 2016 Paz Prize Winner
The National Poetry Series, together with Miami Book Fair, congratulates Legna Rodriguez Iglesias for winning the 2016 Paz Prize for her manuscript, Miami Century Fox.
Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Open Competition
The National Poetry Series announces the winners of the 2016 Open Competition: William Brewer, Sasha Pimentel, Jeffrey Schultz, Sam Sax, and Chelsea Dingman.