The deadline for the Academy's Walt Whitman Award, the most valuable first-book award for poetry in the United States, is coming up on Saturday, November 1.

Don't miss out! The winner will have their first book of poetry published by Graywolf Press. They will also receive $5,000, an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in the Umbrian region of Italy, and a trip to New York City to attend the American Poets Prizes ceremony. In addition, the Academy purchases copies of the winning book for distribution to thousands of our members. The award will be judged by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy K. Smith.

Submit your manuscript and find the full guidelines here.