PLEASE NOTE: The Harriss Poetry Prize is on hiatus for the 2015-16 contest year. The next deadline is projected to be December 1, 2016.
Prize money for the fifth annual Harriss Poetry Prize is $500
and, in addition to publication, the winner receives 50 gratis copies
! The winner receives a cash prize, free copies, wholesale distribution through both Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and on-line retail pages at Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and other sources.
Launched in 2009, the Harriss Poetry Prize is named in honor of Clarinda Harriss, eminent Baltimore poet, publisher, and professor of English at Towson University. Harriss, educated at Johns Hopkins University and Goucher College, is a widely published, award-winning poet
and, off campus, serves as editor/director of BrickHouse Books, Inc., Maryland’s oldest literary press.2014 Winner:
Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka
Oblige the Light
Judge: Michael SalcmanBuy the Book!2013 Winner:
Rebekah Remington (Catonsville, MD)Asphalt
Judge: Marie HoweBuy the Book!2012 Winner:
Katherine Bogden (Brooklyn, NY)Every Bit of It
Judge: Tom Lux
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Bruce Sager (Westminster, MD)Famous
Judge: Dick Allen
Buy the Book!2010 Winner:
Laura Shovan (Ellicott City, MD)Mountain, Log, Salt, and Stone
Judge: Michael SalcmanBuy the Book!Harriss Poetry Prize Series Editor: Michael Salcman
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