PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry

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The PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry is awarded by the PEN American Center in odd-numbered years in recognition of a book of poetry with "high literary character" [1] by a new and emerging American poet of any age with "the promise of further literary achievement." [1][2]

The winner receives $5,000.

The award is one of many PEN awards sponsored by International PEN affiliates in over 145 PEN centres around the world. The PEN American Center awards have been characterized as being among the "major" American literary prizes.[3]

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  1. ^ a b PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry Archived 2012-06-19 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Robert Lee Brewer (2011). 2012 Writer's Market Deluxe Edition. Writer's Digest Books. p. 964. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ Alfred Bendixen (2005). "Literary Prizes and Awards". The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 689. 
  4. ^ "Interview with Nick Flynn". Library of Congress. April 5, 2001. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ Carolyn Kellogg (May 13, 2015). "PEN announces award-winners and shortlists". LA Times. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ "2015 PEN Literary Award Winners". Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ "2017 PEN America Literary Awards Winners - PEN America". PEN America. 2017-03-27. Retrieved 2017-08-02. 

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