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March 1, 2020

Submissions for 2020 Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry

The editors of the Beloit Poetry Journal are pleased to accept entries for the 2020 Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry. The award was established in 2017, with the support of the Adrienne Rich Literary Trust

This year’s final judge is Ellen Bass, author of nine collections, including Like a Beggar, The Human Line, Mules of Love, and the forthcoming Indigo. She is the winner of Fellowships from the NEA, the California Arts Council, three Pushcart Prizes, The Lambda Literary Award, The Pablo Neruda Prize, The Larry Levis Prize and the New Letters Prize, among other honors. A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Bass founded poetry workshops at Salinas Valley State Prison and the Santa Cruz, California jails, and teaches in the MFA writing program at Pacific University.

All submissions will be considered for publication, and the winner will receive $1,500. Submissions will remain open through March 31. For more details, see our guidelines.