Awards . Honors
The prize of $3,000, with an introduction by the judge and distribution of the winning book by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium, will be awarded in 2016 with publication of the book in the same year.
Founded by Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady in 1996 to remedy the under-representation and isolation of African American poets in the literary landscape, Cave Canem Foundation is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.
The Amy Clampitt Fund seeks to “benefit poetry and the literary arts by converting Amy Clampitt’s prior residence . . . into a facility which would provide for a place to foster the study and promotion of poetry and/or a poet in residence” through six to twelve month residencies at the Amy Clampitt House near Lenox, Massachusetts. It is expected that the resident fellow will commit to residing in the house full-time and focusing exclusively on his/her creative work except for occasional absences. The resident fellow will be asked to give a reading locally of his/her work. The Amy Clampitt House is a charming, fully furnished, 3-bedroom, 2-story house in the Cape style.
Prairie Schooner is published with support from the University of Nebraska Press, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln English Department and its creative writing program, and the Glenna Luschei Endowed Editorship and Fund for Excellence at Prairie Schooner at the University of Nebraska Foundation.