2009 Chautauqua Poetry Contest

6 October 2008


Prize: $1,000 and publication in Chautauqua, the literary journal of the Chautauqua Institution. Winner and finalists receive a copy of the journal.

Theme: Story and Storytelling
Entry fee: $20
Judge: Robin Becker
Deadline: November 15, 2008

Send 1 to 3 poems (6 pages maximum), cover sheet, and entry fee to:

Chautauqua Writers’ Center, Poetry Contest
Chautauqua Institution
PO Box 28
Chautauqua, NY 14722

Robin Becker has written seven collections of poetry, including Domain of Perfect Affection (2006), Venetian Blue(2002), The Horse Fair (2000) and All-American Girl (1996). Nominated for a Pushcart Prize four times, Becker has been honored with a Prairie Schooner’s Strousse Award and a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship. She received the Lamden Literary Award, and her poems and book reviews have appeared in The American Poetry Review, the Boston Globe, The Gettysburg Review, and Ploughshares. She serves as poetry editor for The Women’s Review of Books and writes a column on poetry and the poetry scene called “Field Notes.” She teaches English and Women’s Studies at Pennsylvania State University.

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