january, 2021

01janAll DayFree to enter! Yay!Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry AwardInternational Entry Fee: Free Max word count: 10 pages Top Prize: $500 and publication

Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award

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The Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award began accepting submissions on Oct. 1st 2020. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 1 2021.

The winning poet will receive $500 and publication in the 2021 issue of Fourteen Hills. There is no submission fee and poems not chosen for the award will be considered for publication in Fourteen Hills. Previous winners of the award have been Sylvia Chan, Sahar Muradi, Sylvia Tefler and Nada Gordon.

Stacy Doris was a poet, translator, and an Associate Professor in San Francisco State University’s Department of Creative Writing, where she taught for ten years. Her poetry is widely recognized; Fledge: A Phenomenology of Spirit, published shortly after her death, is available from Nightboat Books. Poet Maxine Chernoff has referred to it as “a miracle of attentiveness.” She was also highly regarded for her writing in French and her contribution to interactions among contemporary French and American poetry and poets.

Doris created new worlds with her unexpected poetics. Following upon her spirit of creative invention, engaging wit and ingenious playfulness, discovery in construction, and radical appropriations based on classical forms, pastiche, etc., and love, the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award is given to a poet with a truly inventive spirit.

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