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Wisconsin Poetry Series

Ronald Wallace, Series Editor

This series consists of the following poetry prize winners:
The Brittingham Prize in Poetry
The Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry
The Four Lakes Prize in Poetry

The Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes in Poetry are awarded annually to the two best book-length manuscripts of original poetry submitted in an open competition. The awards are administered by the University of Wisconsin–Madison English Department, and the winners are chosen by nationally recognized poets. The resulting books are published by the University of Wisconsin Press. The Brittingham Prize, awarded annually since 1985, is made possible by the foundation established in the late 1920s with a grant from Thomas E. Brittingham. The Felix Pollak 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.

The Four Lakes Prize in Poetry is given annually to one new book of poetry submitted by a past winner of the Brittingham and Pollak competitions, and is selected by an editorial board comprised of poets in the University of Wisconsin’s creative writing program. Submissions to the Brittingham and Pollak competitions by previous winners are automatically considered for The Four Lakes Prize. With this prize the Press will continue to welcome poets new to the series through its annual competitions, while supporting the winners’ further development by publishing new works.

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

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The Brittingham Prize in Poetry

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Hive
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Hive
Christina Stoddard
Spring 2015

My Favorite Tyrants
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My Favorite Tyrants
Joanne Diaz
Spring 2014

Centaur
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Centaur
Greg Wrenn
Spring 2013

Darkroom
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Darkroom
Jazzy Danziger
Spring 2012

Wait
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Wait
Alison Stine
Spring 2011

The Mouths of Grazing Things
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The Mouths of Grazing Things
Jennifer Boyden
Spring 2010

Bird Skin Coat
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Bird Skin Coat
Angela Sorby
Spring 2009

Meditations on Rising and Falling
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Meditations on Rising and Falling
Philip Pardi
Spring 2008

New Jersey
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New Jersey
Betsy Andrews
Spring 2007

Jagged with Love
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Jagged with Love
Susanna Childress
Fall 2005

Sea of Faith
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Sea of Faith
John Brehm
Fall 2004

The Room Where I Was Born
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The Room Where I Was Born
Brian Teare
Fall 2003

Acts of Contortion
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Acts of Contortion
Anna George Meek
Fall 2002

Horizon Note
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Horizon Note
Robin Behn
Fall 2001

A Path between Houses
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A Path between Houses
Greg Rappleye
Fall 2000

A Field Guide to the Heavens
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A Field Guide to the Heavens
Frank X. Gaspar
Fall 1999

Bardo
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Bardo
Suzanne Paola
Fall 1998

And Her Soul Out Of Nothing
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And Her Soul Out Of Nothing
Olena Kalytiak Davis
Fall 1997

Brief Landing on the Earth’s Surface
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Brief Landing on the Earth’s Surface
Juanita Brunk
Fall 1996

Old and New Testaments
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Old and New Testaments
Lynn Powell
Fall 1995

The Unbeliever
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The Unbeliever
Lisa Lewis
Fall 1994

The Red Virgin
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The Red Virgin
A Poem of Simone Weil
Stephanie Strickland
Fall 1993

Sweet Ruin
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Sweet Ruin
Tony Hoagland
Fall 1992

Salt
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Salt
Renée Ashley
Fall 1991

Level Green
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Level Green
Judith Vollmer
Fall 1990

Slow Joy
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Slow Joy
Stefanie Marlis
Fall 1989

Pocket Sundial
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Pocket Sundial
Lisa Zeidner
Spring 1989

Saving the Young Men of Vienna
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Saving the Young Men of Vienna
David Kirby
Fall 1987

Talking to Strangers
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Talking to Strangers
Patricia Dobler
Fall 1986

Places/Everyone
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Places/Everyone
Jim Daniels
Fall 1985

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The Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry

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Blood Work
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Blood Work
Matthew Siegel
Spring 2015

The Sleeve Waves
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The Sleeve Waves
Angela Sorby
Spring 2014

About Crows
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About Crows
Craig Blais
Spring 2013

Voodoo Inverso
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Voodoo Inverso
Mark Wagenaar
Spring 2012

Last Seen
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Last Seen
Jacqueline Jones LaMon
Spring 2011

Falling Brick Kills Local Man
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Falling Brick Kills Local Man
Mark Kraushaar
Spring 2009

The Royal Baker’s Daughter
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The Royal Baker’s Daughter
Barbara Goldberg
Spring 2008

Reunion
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Reunion
Fleda Brown
Spring 2007

Funny
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Funny
Jennifer Michael Hecht
Fall 2005

A Sail to Great Island
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A Sail to Great Island
Alan Feldman
Fall 2004

The Year We Studied Women
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The Year We Studied Women
Bruce Snider
Fall 2003

Ripe
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Ripe
Roy Jacobstein
Fall 2002

Borrowed Dress
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Borrowed Dress
Cathy Colman
Fall 2001

Ejo
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Ejo
Poems, Rwanda, 1991–1994
Derick Burleson
Fall 2000

Liver
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Liver
Charles Harper Webb
Fall 1999

Mrs. Dumpty
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Mrs. Dumpty
Chana Bloch
Fall 1998

Don't Explain
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Don't Explain
Betsy Sholl
Fall 1997

Fragments in Us
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Fragments in Us
Recent and Earlier Poems
Dennis Trudell
Fall 1996

The Legend of Light
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The Legend of Light
Bob Hicok
Fall 1995

Now We’re Getting Somewhere
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Now We’re Getting Somewhere
David Clewell
Fall 1994

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The Four Lakes Prize in Poetry

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Almost Nothing to Be Scared Of
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Almost Nothing to Be Scared Of
David Clewell
Spring 2016

Immortality
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Immortality
Alan Feldman
Spring 2015

Otherwise Unseeable
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Otherwise Unseeable
Betsy Sholl
Spring 2014

The Declarable Future
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The Declarable Future
Jennifer Boyden
Spring 2013

Help is on the Way
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Help Is on the Way
John Brehm
Spring 2012

Taken Somehow by Surprise
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Taken Somehow by Surprise
David Clewell
Spring 2011

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