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Poets Out Loud Prizes Reading and Book Launch


2015 – 2016 Reading Schedule 

September 29, 2015

Carl Phillips, Lisa Sewell


October 19, 2015

Jennifer Michael Hecht, Ron Wallace


November 19, 2015 cosponsored by Poetry Society of America

Nick Flynn, Gregory Pardlo


February 10, 2016

Melissa Range, Javier Zamora
March 15, 2016

Monica Ong, Jean Kane
April 7, 2016 cosponsored by Glucksman Ireland House, New York University

Eiléan ni Chuilleanáin + members of high school outreach

All readings are at 7 PM, 12th floor lounge, Lincoln Center Fordham campus (113 West 60 Street, a block from Columbus Circle subway). Free and open to the public.

High School Outreach

We are proud of the high school students who participated in our workshop series this year.Please see selected poems they wrote which are published on our Community Outreach page.

2015-2016 Prize

Reading Period open Sept 1 through Nov 1. Please see our Submittable page.


Books from prior winners are available from Fordham University Press

Recent publications:

by Daneen Wardrop
Winner of the 2013-2014 POL Prize, selected by Kimiko Hahn

On Generation and Corruption
by Terrence Chiusano
Winner of the 2012-2013 POL Editor’s Prize, selected by Elisabeth Frost

About us

Poets Out Loud is a community of poetry at Fordham University at Lincoln Center. POL’s mission is to provide opportunities for the creation, dissemination and enjoyment of poetry. The POL Reading Series presents free, year-round public readings by noted and emerging poets, serving the Fordham University community and New York City at large. The POL Book Series, run in coordination with Fordham University Press, issues two new full-length volumes of poetry annually, awarding publication and honoraria to the best manuscripts submitted in an international competition.
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