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The Paul Nemser Book Prize 2

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Paul Nemser’s book Taurus, which won the New American Poetry Prize, was published by New American Press in 2013. His chapbook of prose poems, Tales of the Tetragrammaton, was published by Mayapple Press in 2014. In the 1970’s he co-translated two books of Ukrainian poetry. Nemser’s poems have appeared widely in magazines such as AGNI, Blackbird , Linebreak, Poetry, and TriQuarterly . This prize is named for a master of the lyric narrative. He is published widely and we encourage you to read some of his work at your convenience.

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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Poetry Temp Closed

Will be open to submissions from 01 January 2022* (approx. 32 days from now) through 31 March 2022. 1
Open to a broad Audience.
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Lyric poetry, Narrative poetry.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Poetry Collection Poetry CollectionNo page limits known.
Winner's Prize:
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Last Updated: 31 Jul 2021
Last Checked: 03 Nov 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 31 Jul 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 26 Jan 2021

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