Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize

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The Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize is a major American literary award for a first full-length book of poetry in the English language.

This prize of the University of Pittsburgh Press in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States was initiated by Ed Ochester and developed by Frederick A. Hetzel. The prize is named for a former director of the Press. It has both recognized and supported emerging poets, which has allowed their work to become available to readers around the world.

The award is open to any poet writing in English who has not had a full-length book published previously. Entry requires the payment of a significant fee.[1] A "full-length book" of poetry is defined as a volume of 48 or more pages published in an edition of 500 or more copies. The prize carries a cash award of $5,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press in the Pitt Poetry Series. The winner is announced in the fall of each year.

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  1. ^ "Starrett". Archived from the original on September 25, 2017. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  2. ^ Mauriello, Tracie (January 13, 2013). "Richard Blanco, poet for Obama inaugural, was nurtured by University of Pittsburgh Press". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
  3. ^ Hoover, Bob (November 1, 2010). "Canadian wins Pitt Press poetry prize". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. Retrieved November 1, 2010.
  4. ^ "Starrett poetry prize winner announced". University Times. 44 (9). Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh. January 12, 2012. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
  5. ^ "Philadelphia author wins 2012 Pitt Press poetry prize" (PDF) (Press release). University of Pittsburgh Press. December 9, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 19, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  6. ^ "Book Details". University of Pittsburgh Press. 2014. Archived from the original on August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  7. ^ a b c "Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize". University of Pittsburgh Press. 2017. Archived from the original on September 25, 2017. Retrieved November 7, 2017.

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