Poet and translator Ellen Doré Watson will judge Dogwood’s 2020 Literary Prize in Poetry. Her fifth collection, pray me stay eager, is from Alice James (2018). Named by Library Journal“one of 24 poets for the 21st Century,” her poems have appeared in APR, Tin House, Gulf Coast, and The New Yorker, and honors include fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the NEA (to translate Brazilian Adélia Prado). Director of the Poetry Center at Smith College for 2 decades, she’s currently Conkling Visiting Poet, as well as serving as poetry and translation editor of Massachusetts Review and core faculty in Drew University’s MFA Program in Poetry and Translation.
Poets, essayists and fiction writers may submit their work for the 2020 Dogwood Literary Awards at the link below, or learn more by visiting the “submit” button from the Dogwood home page. $1,000 will be awarded for the best poem, essay, and story entered into the contest, and all submissions are considered for publication. Entry fee is $10. Submissions close September 5th.
Though the judges for the contest change every year, all submissions are considered for publication by the editors. To familiarize yourself with Dogwood, follow this link to purchase a copy.