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The Mary Barnard Academy of American Poets Prize Contest

A $100 prize is endowed by Reed College in honor of Mary Barnard for the best poem or group of poems submitted by a Reed undergraduate. The contest is open to all disciplines; to ALL Reed undergraduates who are enrolled as of the contest due date. There are no restrictions regarding theme or style.

Submission Guidelines:

Two typed poems maximum, with your name, phone#, year in school, age, mailing address, Reed & non-Reed email address on each page.

SUBMIT: to Jolie Griffin ( by noon on March 28, 2018

An established poet selected each year judges the Mary Barnard Academy of American Poets Prize Contest at Reed College. This year’s judge, Shadab Zeest Hashmi ’95 was born in Peshawar, Pakistan and is the author of the poetry collections Baker of Tarifa (2010), which won a San Diego Book Award for Poetry, and Kohl & Chalk (2013), winner of both a Nazim Hikmet Poetry Award and a San Diego Book Award. She also has written a book of essays, Ghazal Cosmopolitan (2017), and has taught in the MFA program at San Diego State University.

Mary Barnard (1909-2001), a Reed graduate (class of 1932), was a renowned poet and writer, and a translator of classical literature, including the following fragment from Sappho:

"Although they are
only breath, words
which I command
are immortal."

Details on The Academy of American Poets.

For more information, contact Jolie Griffin or visit:

Posted on Nov 2, 2017

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