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Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry

Ronald Wallace, Series Editor. Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Department of English

The Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry is awarded annually to the best book-length manuscript of original poetry submitted in an open competition. The award is administered by the University of Wisconsin–Madison English department, and the winner is chosen by a nationally recognized poet. The resulting book is published by the University of Wisconsin Press. The prize was founded in 1994 and honors Felix Pollak, a popular Wisconsin poet and former curator of the Rare Book Room and Little Magazine Collection at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Memorial Library. Among his best-known books are The Castle and the Flaw, Tunnel Vision, and Benefits of Doubt.

For poetry guidelines and editor contact information, see the Poetry Guide.

Of related interest
The Brittingham Prize in Poetry
The Four Lakes Prize in Poetry

 

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Blood Work

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Blood Work
Matthew Siegel

“These poems resist the dualities of lyric versus narrative, confessional versus impersonal, real against surreal, formal/improvisational, comic/sad. Matthew Siegel manages to tick off all the boxes at once, while remaining compulsively readable. The trick that he’s pulled off is to make a book that simultaneously tickles you and shakes you by the scruff of your neck.”
—Lucia Perillo, Felix Pollak Prize judge

 

The Sleeve Waves

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The Sleeve Waves
Angela Sorby

“Sometimes, if you’re very patient and a little lucky, a set of truly original poems will jolt you upright again, and you will read their unexpected, eccentric turns, their mesmerizing content and cadence, with gratitude and amazement and feel so glad you’re still alive.”
—Naomi Shihab Nye, Felix Pollak Prize judge

 

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