Submissions for the 2021 New American Poetry Prize are now closed.
Winner will receive a contract including a $1,500 advance, publication, and twenty-five copies. Final judge is Quan Barry, whose books include the poetry collections Asylum (2001), Controvertibles (2004), Water Puppets (2011), and Loose Strife (2015). She also wrote the novels She Weeps Each Time You’re Born (2015) and We Ride Upon Sticks (2020). Barry received an Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and fellowships from the Wallace Stegner program, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. She teaches at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.