Arrowsmith Press, together with the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and The Derek Walcott Festival in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, announce the Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry. The winners receive a $1000. prize and an opportunity to read in Boston. A celebratory reading bringing together award recipients from the last two years will take place on Zoom on Sunday, May 15th at 12 p.m.

The event is free; to register, click the “Purchase Tickets” button to the right.

The prize is awarded annually to a full-length book of poems published in the previous calendar year by a living poet who is not a U.S. citizen. This year’s ceremony brings together the first three recipients of the prize: Julia Copus from the UK, selected by Glyn Maxwell, along with Canisia Lubrin from St. Lucia and Serhiy Zhadan from Ukraine, the co-winners selected by Major Jackson.

For further information, contact Askold Melnyczuk at

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