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Department of English

Philip Levine Prize for Poetry

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The Philip Levine Prize for Poetry is an annual book contest sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at California State University, Fresno. This contest -- open to any poet writing in English (except current or former students or faculty of Fresno State) -- offers a $2,000 prize and publication by Black Lawrence Press, a A New York-based publisher of contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction since 2004.

Current winner: William Archila 

News: Levine Prize announces new partnership with Black Lawrence Press