CONTEST: Harriss Poetry Prize

Submissions are now beginning accepted for the Harriss Poetry Prize. Launched in 2009, the Prize is named in honor of Clarinda Harriss, eminent poet, publisher, and professor of English at Towson University. Harriss, educated at Johns Hopkins University and Goucher College, is a widely published, award-winning poet. She also serves as editor/director of BrickHouse Books, Maryland’s oldest literary press. Poet and art critic Michael Salcman serves as the prize series’ editor.

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CityLit Press is pleased to announce that prize money for the fourth annual Harriss Poetry Prize has doubled to $500. We are proud to announce that Marie Howe, NEA and Guggenheim fellowship recipient, will judge. Ms. Howe was recently named New York State Poet.


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