O. B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize

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The O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize was awarded by the Folger Shakespeare Library to honor a U.S. poet whose art and teaching demonstrated great imagination and daring.[1] The poet must have published at least one book within the last five years, must have made important contributions as a teacher, and must be committed to furthering the understanding of poetry.

The prize is named after former Folger Library Director O.B. Hardison Jr. (1928–1990), who founded the Folger Poetry Series in 1970. Hardison Prize honorees received $10,000.[1]


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  1. ^ a b [1] Folger Shakespeare Library Web site, Web page titled "David Rivard", accessed October 27, 2006
  2. ^ O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize: Juliana Spahr note that the 2009 judges were Claudia Rankine and Joshua Weiner.

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  • [2] Folger Library Web page on past winners of the Hardison Prize