Established in 1981, the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize is administered by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Named in honor of Agnes Lynch Starrett, the Press’s first director, the prize is awarded for a first full-length book of poems.
The prize carries a cash award of $5,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press as part of the Pitt Poetry Series. The series is edited by Ed Ochester, who also serves as final judge in the Starrett competition.
The winner of the 2020 Starrett Poetry Prize is Laura Kolbe for Little Pharma. University of Pittsburgh Press will publish Kolbe’s collection in fall 2021.
Awards:- The prize carries a cash award of $5,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press in the Pitt Poetry Series.
Entry Fees:- The entry fee is $25 per manuscript.