Shelley Memorial Award

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The Shelley Memorial Award of more than $3,500, given out by the Poetry Society of America, was established by the will of Mary P. Sears, and named after the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.[1] The prize is given to a living American poet selected with reference to genius and need.[2] The selection is made by a jury of three poets. One is appointed by the president of Radcliffe College, one by the president of the University of California, Berkeley, and one by the Board of Governors of the Poetry Society of America; the identities of the juror are not presently made public by the Poetry Society.


Winners of the Shelley Memorial Prize:[3]

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  1. ^ Bessie Graham Famous Literary Prizes and Their Winners
  2. ^ "The Frost and Shelley Awards". Poetry Society of America. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Shelley Winners". Poetry Society of America. Retrieved August 30, 2010.