Thursday, October 22, 2009

Anderbo Poetry Prize

Anderbo Poetry Prize

2009 Anderbo Poetry Prize

For up to six unpublished poems

Winner receives:

$500 cash
Publication on

Judged by William Logan

2009 Contest Assistant: Anderbo Poetry Editor Charity Burns

–Poems should be typed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper with the
poet’s name and contact information on the upper
right corner of each poem
–Entries must be postmarked by November 1, 2009
–Limit six poems per poet
–Entrant must not have been previously published on
–Entrant must not be a current or former student of William Logan
–Mail submissions to:
Anderbo Poetry Prize,
270 Lafayette Street,
Suite 1412,
New York, NY 10012
–Enclose self-addressed stamped business envelope to
receive names of winner and honorable mentions
–All entries are non-returnable and will be recycled
–Total reading fee is $10. Check or money order payable to RRofihe
–Winner and honorable mentions will be published on in February of 2010

William Logan 2009 Poetry Prize Judge
William Logan was born in Boston in 1950. He attended Yale, where he studied American history and literature, though he had a long flirtation with game theory. He was a rock critic of no great distinction, though he squandered a good many weekends at the Fillmore East in New York. After taking his MFA at the University of Iowa, he spent a peripatetic six years following his sweetheart to Massachusetts, Virginia, and California. They then spent two years in England, where they held successive Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarships. He is the author of eight volumes of poetry, most recently Strange Flesh (2008). He has also published five books of poetry criticism, including Our Savage Art (2009). He has twice been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award in criticism, which was awarded to The Undiscovered Country (2005). Among his other honors are the Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets, the 1988 Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle, the Allen Tate Prize, the Corrington Medal for Literary Excellence, and the inaugural Randall Jarrell Award in Criticism. He has been called the “most hated man in American poetry” as well as the “best practical critic around.” He has been teaching at the University of Florida since shortly before the ozone hole was discovered over Antarctica.

Charity Burns 2009 Anderbo Poetry Prize Contest Assistant
Charity Burns, Anderbo's Poetry Editor, earned her MFA in poetry from the University of Florida. Her poems have appeared in Smartish Pace, Madison Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and West Branch. Charity’s days are spent as the Managing Editor of the iFashion Network, a website for emerging fashion designers. She lives in New York City.

1 comment:

Rick Rofihe said...

The 2009 Anderbo Poetry Prize winner has been announced: it's Nancy K. Pearson of Cape Cod, Massachusetts for her poem, "Prairies". Read it at