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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)
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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.
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Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Competition

The National Poetry Series is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Open Competition.
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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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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
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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.
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Why Poetry? by Daniel Halpern

Daniel Halpern, founder of The National Poetry Series, writes for The New York Times: “A Few Questions for Poetry.”
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Open Competition Deadline Extended

The National Poetry Series has extended the submission deadline to February 28, 2017.  Please see guidelines for full details.
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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  http://nationalpoetry.wpengine.com/apply/#nps-open for submission guidelines.
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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.
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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.
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