The Writer Magazine/Emily Dickinson Award

$250
Given by the PSA to honor the memory and poetry of Emily Dickinson, for a poem inspired by Dickinson though not necessarily in her style.

2014 - Tom Thompson

2013 - Greg Wrenn

2011 - Eva Heisler

2006 - Nicole Cooley

2005 - Lee Upton

2003 - Kevin Prufer

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Cecil Hemley Memorial Award

$500
Established by Jack Stadler, former Treasurer of the PSA, and his late wife, Ralynn Stadler, for a lyric poem that addresses a philosophical or epistemological concern.

2014 - Ari Banias

2013 - Ted Mathys

2012 - Lily Brown

2010 - Karla Kelsey

2008 - Brian Henry

2005 - G. C. Waldrep

2004 - Fritz Ward

2001 - Angie Estes

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Lyric Poetry Award

$500
Established under the will of PSA member Mrs. Consuelo Ford (Althea Urn), and also in memory of Mary Carolyn Davies, for a lyric poem on any subject.

2013 - Micah Bateman

2012 - Greg Wrenn

2010 - Ira Sadoff

2008 - Wayne Miller

2007 - Ed Skoog

2006 - Alice Jones

2005 - Lee Upton

2002 - Shira Dentz

2001 - Gary Young

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Lucille Medwick Memorial Award

$500
Established by Maury Medwick in memory of his wife, the poet and editor, for an original poem in any form on a humanitarian theme.

2014 - David Welch

2013 - Gary Young

2011 - Kerri Webster

2010 - Sandra Stone

2009 - Wayne Miller

2007 - Wayne Miller

2006 - Lynn Knight

2005 - Wayne Miller

2004 - Wayne Miller

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Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award

$1,000
Offered in memory of a benefactor and friend of the PSA, and partially endowed by the Estate of Rachel Dalven, and the estate of Ellen Lamon Anderson, for a manuscript-in-progress of poetry. Previously published work may be included in your submission; include acknowledgment of publications on your cover page. Poems entered as part of a Di Castagnola manuscript may be entered individually in other PSA contests, but NOT if they are previously published. Page limit: 10-15 pages.

2013 - Elyse Fenton

2011 - Beth Bachmann

2008 - Natasha Saje

2006 - G. C. Waldrep

2005 - Mary Jo Bang

2004 - Chana Bloch

2003 - Brian Henry

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Louise Louis/Emily F. Bourne Student Award

$250
Endowed under the wills of Louise Louis Whitbread and Ruth M. Bourne, this prize is awarded for the best unpublished poem by a student in grades 9 through 12 from the United States. Teachers or administrators may submit an unlimited number of their students' poems (one submission per student-see Entry Fees, in Guidelines).

2014 - Helen Ross

2009 - Grace Dunham

2008 - Carey Powers

2007 - Laura Ruffino

2004 - Zachary Hertz

2003 - Hannah Jones

2001 - Margaret Wohl

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George Bogin Memorial Award

$500
Established by the family and friends of George Bogin for a selection of four or five poems that use language in an original way to reflect the encounter of the ordinary and the extraordinary and to take a stand against oppression in any of its forms. NOTE: Previous winners of the Bogin Award are kindly asked not to submit work again for this award.

2014 - Gary Young

2013 - Paula Bohince

2010 - Sawnie Morris

2008 - Theresa Sotto

2007 - Wayne Miller

2006 - Kevin Prufer

2005 - G. C. Waldrep

2004 - Kevin Prufer

2003 - Susan Terris

2002 - Kevin Prufer

2001 - Brian Henry

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Robert H. Winner Memorial Award

$2,500
Established by the family and friends of Robert H. Winner, whose first book of poems appeared when he was almost fifty years old. This award acknowledges original work being done in mid-career by a poet who has not had substantial recognition, and is open to poets over forty who have published no more than one book. Send a brief but cohesive manuscript of 10-15 pages. Please include year of birth on cover page. Previously published work may be included in your submission; include acknowledgment of publications on your cover page. Poems entered as part of a Winner manuscript may be entered individually in other PSA contests, but NOT if they are previously published.

2013 - Carol Light

2012 - Lise Goett

2011 - Kathy Nilsson

2007 - Charlene Fix

2005 - Julie Sheehan

2004 - John McKernan

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Norma Farber First Book Award

$500
Established by the family and friends of Norma Farber, poet and author of children's books, for a first book of original poetry written by an American and published in either a hard or soft cover in a standard edition in 2014. Translations are ineligible, as are chapbooks. Winning books are distributed to PSA members at the Second Century Friend level and above.

2013 - Nick Twemlow

2011 - John Beer

2010 - Scott Coffel

2007 - Kate Colby

2006 - Cammy Thomas

2003 - Sean Singer

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William Carlos Williams Award

Purchase Prize Between $500 and $1,000
Endowed by the family and friends of Geraldine Clinton Little, a poet and author of short stories and former vice-president of the PSA, for a book of poetry written by a single author who is a permanent resident of the United States. The book must be published by a small press, non-profit, or university press in a standard edition in 2014. Translations are ineligible, as are chapbooks. Winning books are distributed to PSA members at the Second Century Friend level and above.

2014 - Ron Padgett

2012 - Bruce Smith

2011 - Mary Ruefle

2009 - Linda Gregg

2008 - Aram Saroyan

2005 - Anne Winters

2004 - Anthony Butts

2003 - Gary Young

2002 - Li-Young Lee

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