Dogfish Head Poetry Prize to be awarded Dec. 14

December 11, 2019

The 17th Dogfish Head Poetry Prize will be awarded at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at Dogfish Inn in Lewes, when the winner’s name will be revealed.

Prior to the presentation and a reading by the winner, Amanda Newell and JoAnn Balingit will read from their works. Newell, a past winner of the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize with her chapbook “Fractured Light,” is associate social media editor at Plume journal. She holds a master of fine arts degree from Warren Wilson College and teaches at Frostburg State University. Balingit is poet laureate emerita for Delaware.

The judge for this year’s contest was Joseph Millar, who teaches in Pacific University’s low-residency master of fine arts program as well as in North Carolina State’s master of fine arts program in creative writing. He has won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Dogfish Head Poetry Prize is open to poets living in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. The prize consists of $500, publication of the winning manuscript by Broadkill River Press, 10 copies of the published book, and two cases of Dogfish Head beer. Publication of the winning book is supported by the Cape Gazette.

For more information, contact prize coordinator Linda Blaskey at

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