Fordham Notes: Book Launch for POL Prizewinners

Friday, March 7, 2014

Book Launch for POL Prizewinners

Sara Michas-Martin
Every year, Fordham’s 22-year-old Poets Out Loud (POL), the community of poetry at Fordham Lincoln Center, administers two book prizes besides holding several poetry readings.

The two segments join forces for an annual book launch of the previous year's winners, whose winning manuscripts are published by Fordham University Press.

English professor Elisabeth Frost, Ph.D., edits the book prize series.

“We’re looking for the best and most interesting work that’s being done,” said  Elisabeth Frost, Ph.D., who edits the book prize series. 

Peter Streckfus
Last year, poet and visiting contest judge Susan Wheeler selected Sara Michas-Martin as winner of the POL Prize for her collection titled Gray Matter.

The POL Editor’s Prize went to Peter Streckfus for his collection, Errings.

You can hear all three poets read at the official book launch, to be held on Monday,  March 10, at 7 p.m. at the at Lincoln Center Campus 12th-floor Lounge/Corrigan Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public.

And you can find out more about the authors and their books here.

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