Awards

The Poetry Center offers the following awards for each academic year:


The Poetry Center Book Award
The annual Poetry Center Book Award has been given by The Poetry Center, based at San Francisco State University, since 1980 to a single outstanding book of poetry. more...

Jaffer-smallThe Frances Jaffer Poetry Prize
Initiated in memory of the late poet Frances Jaffer, the annual Jaffer prize is given to an undergraduate student in Creative Writing at SFSU on the basis of the student’s outstanding innovative work in poetry.  more...



Academy of American Poets/Harold Taylor Award
The Poetry Center is pleased to sponsor The Academy of American Poets/Harold Taylor Award at San Francisco State University. Founded in 1955 with ten schools, more...


Audre Lorde The Piri Thomas Poetry Prize
Administered by the Academy of American Poets, the Piri Thomas Poetry Prize was initiated in 2009 by Friends and Family of Piri Thomas, and is given annually by the Poetry Center to an undergraduate student in creative writing. more...

San Francisco Browning Society Award
The San Francisco Browning Society Award is open to SFSU Creative Writing Students. Each entry must be an original, unpublished dramatic monologue. more...





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