Awards

Poetry Center BOOK AWARD | Frances Jaffer POETRY PRIZE | Academy of American Poets/Harold Taylor AWARD | Piri Thomas POETRY PRIZE | Browning Society AWARD

San Francisco Browning Society Award

The dramatic monologue as evolved by Robert Browning is a poem written in the first person singular in which the speaker expresses his or her own character (as well as the character of a person spoken about in the poem) through a discourse with a silent listener, who may or may not be the subject of the poem. See the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics for a fuller description of the dramatic monologue. Students are encouraged to read Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess," "Porphyria's Lover," or "The Laboratory."

Other interesting features of a dramatic monologue include: 1) The reader takes the part of the silent listener. 2) The speaker uses a case-making, argumentative tone. 3) We complete the dramatic scene from within, by means of inference and imagination. **See the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics for a description of the dramatic monologue. Students are encouraged to read "My Last Duchess," "Porphyria's Lover," or "The Laboratory" to become familiar with the form. While the heart of the form relies on a first-person speaker, note that previous winners have taken some artistic liberties.

San Francisco Browning Society Award

Open to SFSU Creative Writing Students.
All entries must be original, unpublished Dramatic Monologues.

Submissions are due on Wednesday DEC 10, 2014 by 5:00 pm.

Any SFSU Creative Writing student may submit up to 3 poems of not more than 5 pages each.

Attach a cover letter to your manuscript with your name, address, phone number and social security number. The poems will be judged anonymously, so please do not put your name on the poems! Use a separate cover sheet for each entry. All entries must be original, unpublished DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES

Submit
an original and 2 copies of your work (that's 3 copies total) to:

THE POETRY CENTER, HUM 511

Poets retain full rights to their work, but manuscripts will NOT be returned.

All winners will be invited to attend the Spring meeting of the Browning Society, usually the second Friday in March. Winners will be announced by mid-February.

Prizes

First Place $300.00
Second Place $200.00
Third Place $100.00
Three Honorable Mentions $50.00 each

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