University of Arizona Student Poetry Contests - Fall Contest

The Hattie Lockett Undergraduate Student Poetry Awards

 

The Hattie Lockett Awards are presented annually to students who, in the fall of their senior year, are judged to have demonstrated the greatest promise as poets. This award was established in 1978 by Clay Lockett in memory of his mother, Hattie Greene Lockett (1880-1962). An Arizona teacher, sheep rancher and writer, she was president of the Arizona League of American Pen Women and served as their poetry chairman. She also inaugurated Arizona Poetry Day. Learn more about Hattie Lockett here.

 

2014 Hattie Lockett awards: deadline October 13, 2014

 

The 2014 Hattie Lockett awards will be open for submissions on Tuesday, September 2nd, and closed on October 13, 2014 at midnight (MST). To be eligible, a student must be a UA senior enrolled in at least 12 hours of course work. 

 

We are also delighted to announce our 2014 Hattie Lockett judge, Karen Brennan

 

Karen Brennan is the author of seven books of varying genres including the poetry collections little dark (Four Way Books, 2014),The Real Enough World (Wesleyan, 2006), and Here on Earth (Wesleyan, 1989); fiction collections Monsters (Four Way Books, forthcoming), Wild Desire (U Mass Press, 1990), and The Garden in Which I Walk (Fiction Collective 2, 2005); and a memoir, Being with Rachel (Norton, 2001). Her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in anthologies from Norton, Penguin, Graywolf, Spuytin Duyvil, Michigan Press, and Georgia University, among others. A National Endowment of the Arts recipient, she is Professor Emerita at the University of Utah, where she also served as fiction editor for Western Humanities Review. She teaches at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.

University of Arizona seniors, submit your poems for review here!

 

For questions and more information about the Hattie Lockett contest, please contact Hannah Ensor at hensor@email.arizona.edu, or call (520) 626-0709.

 

Past Winners:

2013: Paul Thomson, Katarina Lee, Daniel Marks
2012: Mika Jankowski, Ryan Mills, Morgan Shnier
2011: Christy Delehanty, Joe Loeffler, Cameron Louie
2010: Madison Bertenshaw, Katherine LaRue, Housten Owen Donham [read their work]
2009: Hallie Havican, Brett Larson, Julie Swarstad
2008: Julieann Paladin Dela Cruz, Andrew Shuta, Chelsea Hodson
2007: Kellie Davies, Jacob Levine, Lauren Harrison.
2006: Brandon Kreitler, Claire Shefchik, Marianne Go
2005: Marina Kaganova, James Garza, Emily Stuart

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