Zócalo Public Square Is Accepting Entries for Its Ninth Annual Poetry Prize

We’re Looking for Poems That Best Evoke Connection to Place

Since 2012, the Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize has been awarded annually to the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place. “Place” may be interpreted as a place of historical, cultural, political, or personal importance; it may be a literal, imaginary, or metaphorical landscape.

We are on the lookout for that rare combination of brilliance and clarity, excellence, and accessibility. Please take a look at our winning entries from 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

The winning poet in 2020, as judged by the Zócalo staff, will receive $500, and have their poem published …

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