Information on: Chapbook Guidelines

Information on: Individual Awards Guidelines


The PSA's Annual Awards are among the most prestigious honors available to poets. They offer emerging and established poets recognition at all stages of their careers. The awards recognize everything from a single poem to our highest honor, the Frost Medal, which celebrates lifetime achievement in poetry.

Judges for the 2017 contests include Francisco AragónAri Banias, Natalie Diaz, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Robin Coste LewisVictoria Redel, and others!

The Winners of the 2016 Awards can be read here


The Poetry Society of America is grateful to and admiring of the nation's poetry publishers for their faithful support and promotion of the art. In particular, we wish to thank the following book publishers for supporting our Annual Awards Ceremony.