First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $250
Third Prize: $100

Any student who is in the eleventh grade in the 2008-09 academic year is eligible for the Princeton University Poetry Prize. Applicants may submit up to three poems with name, address, email address, telephone number and high school on each poem. The jury will consist of members of the Princeton University Creative Writing faculty.

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Submission must be postmarked by March 30, 2009 and addressed to:
Leonard Milberg ’53 Poetry Contest
Program in Creative Writing
Lewis Center for the Arts
Princeton University
185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542

Entries are not returnable. Due to the volume of entries, only winners will be notified.

Winners will be posted on the Princeton website by May 15, 2009.

The Creative Writing Faculty at Princeton University 2008-09

Chang-rae Lee, Director
Sarah Arvio
Susan Choi
Jeffrey Eugenides
Sheila M. Kohler
Christina Lazaridi
Susanna Moore
Paul Muldoon
Joyce Carol Oates
Meghan O’Rourke
James Richardson
Brenda Shaughnessy
Tracy K. Smith
Colm Toibin
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