Brittingham Prize in Poetry

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The Brittingham Prize in Poetry is a major United States literary award for a book of poetry chosen from an open competition.

The prize, established in 1985, is sponsored by the English Department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and is selected by a nationally recognized poet, The winner is published by the University of Wisconsin Press in its Poetry Series. Each winning poet receives $2,500 ($1,000 cash prize and $1,500 honorarium for a public reading of the work at the University of Wisconsin–Madison). The winner is announced in February each year. The prize is named for Thomas E. Brittingham and is made possible by a grant from his foundation.

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