and the winner is Elana Bell
The good news is that we'll likely publish our entry later this year through Cherry Blossom Press. Keep an eye here to see.
Walt Whitman Award
The Walt Whitman Award brings first-book publication, a cash prize of $5,000, and a one-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center to an American who has never before published a book of poetry. The winning manuscript, chosen by an eminent poet, is published by Louisiana State University Press. The Academy purchases copies of the book for distribution to its members.