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The John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize 2021

The John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize is for an outstanding debut poetry book collection by a poet, in the English language. The John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize is valued at €10,000 and will be adjudicated by a panel of judges nominated by the John Pollard Foundation, and the Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin.

The selection panel will be chaired by the Director of the Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre, (or nominee) at Trinity College Dublin. The John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize will be administered by the Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre in association with the Trinity School of English.

Criteria
·      The 2021 prize will be awarded to a first book of poetry published originally in the English language between October 1st 2019 and October 16th 2020.
·      Only single-authored books are eligible.
·      A book shall be defined as having at least 48 pages.
·      A publisher may submit one nomination for the prize.
·      The winner must be available to accept the prize in person in Trinity College Dublin.

Submission 
Submission by the publisher should consist of a PDF copy of the book and a brief author biography (200 words maximum) to: wilde@tcd.ie, (subject line JP Prize Submission 2021).

Deadline
The deadline for submissions is October 16th 2020. The winner of the award will be announced in during Trinity Week 2021.

Previous Winners of the Prize