Distinguished Poets Series

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Distinguished Poets Series

April 14th, 2018
Hamilton Club Building
32 Church St., Paterson, NJ 07505
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Event Description

Free reading for the winner and finalists of the 2017 Paterson Poetry Prize at 1 pm at the Poetry Center. The 1st prize winner is Kim Addonizio for her book, Mortal Trash (W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY). Finalists include: Kevin Carey, Jesus Was a Homeboy (CavanKerry Press, Fort Lee, NJ); Dante Di Stefano, Love Is a Stone Endlessly in Flight (Brighthorse Books, Omaha, NE); Gary Fincke, Bringing Back the Bones: New and Selected Poems (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, Nacogdoches, TX); M. L. Liebler, I Want to Be Once (Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI); Colleen J. McElroy, Blood Memory (University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA); Yehoshua November, Two Worlds Exist (Orison Books, Asheville, NC); Brynn Saito, Power Made Us Swoon (Red Hen Press, Pasadena, CA).

The Paterson Poetry Prize of $1,000 is given annually by the Poetry Center. Contest guidelines.