Awards

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Rella Lossy Award

The Rella Lossy Poetry Award is given bi-annually by The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives at San Francisco State. (Every other year, the award is given for drama and administrated by the Theater Department at SFSU.) Established in 1998 by the Lossy family to honor Rella Lossy, theatre critic, actress, poet and supporter of the arts in the Bay Area, the Rella Lossy Poetry Award is offered in alternating years to poets nationally. The Award will go to three poets who have yet to publish a book of poetry. It includes a cash prize and publication of the winning manuscripts together in a chapbook. All rights revert to the author.

Guidelines

The Poetry Center is NOT accepting manuscripts for this contest at this time.

2003 Winners in Poetry
Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Seattle, WA
Kristen Hanlon, Oakland, CA
Joshua Poteat, Richmond, VA

2001 Winners in Poetry, chosen by poet/playwright James Schevill were:
Anne Snodgrass, Cambridge, MA
Garth Greenwell, W. Harrison, NY
A.F. Thomas, San Rafael, CA

1999 Winners in Poetry, chosen by poet/playwright James Schevill were:
Susan B. Rich, Eugene, OR
Linda Jarksey, New York City, NY
Shane Book, Ottawa, Ontario

Copies of the Rella Lossy Poetry Award Books for 2001, and for 2003 are available free upon request.


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