Wisconsin Poetry Series
This series includes:
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.
Why Can't It Be Tenderness
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How the End First Showed
“A debut that electrifies and ignites beacons of much-needed understanding though even the darkest days. These memorable poems twist and tumble across entire countries, while making maps of love and heartbreak. Remember this name: Aderibigbe.”
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