Shelley Memorial Award

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The Shelley Memorial Award of 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, and is currently worth (2014) between $6,000 and $9,000.[2] The selection is made by a jury of three poets: one each appointed by the presidents of Radcliffe and Berkeley, and the third by the Board of Governors of the 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 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Shelley Winners". Poetry Society of America. Retrieved January 24, 2015.