2014 Wabash Prize for Poetry Now Open – Judged by Bob Hicok

Contest season is upon us! Our second big fall contest, the Wabash Prize for Poetry, will be judged this year by none other than Bob Hicok. Interested poets may enter three poems for the submission fee of $15 ($5 for each additional poem) to be considered for the 2014 Wabash Prize, which awards a $1000 honorarium along with publication in the magazine.

Entries fees include a prize copy of the magazine. The contest is open through December 1. For full guidelines, see the contest page.

Bob Hicok’s seventh collection, Elegy Owed (Copper Canyon, 2013), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.  His previous collection was Words for Empty and Words for Full (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010).  This Clumsy Living (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007), was awarded the 2008 Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Congress and published in a German translation by Luxbooks in 2013. His other books are Insomnia Diary (Pitt, 2004), Animal Soul (Invisible Cities Press, 2001), also finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Plus Shipping (BOA, 1998), and The Legend of Light (University of Wisconsin, 1995), which received the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry and was named a 1997 ALA Booklist Notable Book of the Year.  A recipient of seven Pushcart Prizes, a Guggenheim and two NEA Fellowships, his poetry has been selected for inclusion in nine volumes of Best American Poetry.