The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce a new partnership with Glen Hollow in Naples, New York. Beginning in 2019, recipients of the organization’s Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize will receive a free-of-charge, ten day residency at Glen Hollow during National Poetry Month. The Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize is an award that recognizes the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous year. This new partnership is part of the Academy of American Poets' ongoing efforts to support poets at all stages of their careers.
Craig Morgan Teicher, recipient of the 2018 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for The Trembling Answers (BOA Editions, 2017), will be the first Poet-in-Residence at Glen Hollow in April 2019.
Glen Hollow is a historic home that has hosted writer's retreats and developed partnerships with local arts organizations, including Writers & Books in Rochester, as part of their mission to inspire creativity and discovery for those who visit or reside in the community.
In addition to this new residency, the Academy of American Poets provides the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize recipient with $25,000; purchases copies of the winning book for distribution to hundreds of its members; and features the poet and their work in its magazine, American Poets, and on its website, Poets.org.
Offered since 1975, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize honors the memory of Lenore Marshall (1897-1971). It is one of the American Poets Prizes, a collection of nine major awards given by the Academy of American Poets.
Other upcoming deadlines for the American Poets Prizes
Submissions for the $25,000 Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship, given to support a poet working on a new translation of modern Italian poetry; the $1,000 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award; and the $1,000 Ambroggio Prize, a publication prize given for a book-length manuscript in Spanish with an English translation, end February 15. The judges for the 2019 Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship are Maria Frank, Giorgio Mobili, and Michael Palma; the judge for the 2019 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award is Dunya Mikhail; and the judge for the 2019 Ambroggio Prize is Rosa Alcalá.
About Glen Hollow
Glen Hollow is a bed & breakfast located on four wooded acres in the heart of New York's wine country. Award-winning design firm Cultrara Associates spent over two years restoring this historic landmark in the Finger Lakes region, an area of stunning natural beauty, innovative culinary culture, and deep history. It has hosted events for political candidates, held writer's retreats, and developed partnerships with local arts organizations in service to its community.
About the Academy of American Poets
The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. The organization produces Poets.org, the world’s largest publicly funded website for poets and poetry; originated and organizes National Poetry Month; publishes the popular Poem-a-Day series and American Poets magazine; creates and distributes Teach This Poem and other award-winning resources for K-12 educators; hosts an annual series of poetry readings and special events; and awards the American Poets Prizes. In addition, the Academy of American Poets coordinates a national Poetry Coalition working together to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds.