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Department of English

Philip Levine Prize for Poetry


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 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