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Applications to Dodge Foundation Poetry Festival are now open!

The Dodge Poetry Festival, organized by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and NJPAC, invites poets to perform at their event from October 17-19, 2024. Poets must apply by April 15 and can expect an honorarium, travel expenses, and their books featured at the festival. The festival promotes social justice and will notify applicants by June 30.

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Elizabeth Bishop Graveside Reading: Valentines

Join us on February 7th, 10am, at our annual birthday bash at Elizabeth Bishop’s grave in Hope Cemetery, with local poets reading aloud her sardonic valentines and tender, poignant love poems, mostly unpublished during her lifetime.

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Announcing the 2023 Dan Lewis Fellow: Laura DiCaronimo

Judges have selected Hubbardston, Massachusetts, resident Laura DiCaronimo as the first recipient of the annual Dan Lewis Poetry Fellowship.

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Announcing the Frank O’Hara Prize Contest Launch

WCPA’s annual contest, the Frank O’Hara Prize, opens on January 1st, 2024.

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Kunitz Medal Nominations are OPEN!

On behalf of the Stanley Kunitz bequest to the Worcester County Poetry Association, the Medal committee is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2024 Stanley Kunitz Medal, the tenth to be awarded since 2015.

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