Leonard L. Milberg '53 Secondary School Poetry Prize
First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $250
Third Prize: $100
How to Apply:
Any student who is in the eleventh grade during the 2013-14 academic year is eligible for the Leonard L. Milberg '53 High School Poetry Prize. Applicants may submit up to three poems with name, home address, email address, telephone number and name of high school, HS telephone number on each poem.
Submissions must be postmarked by November 29, 2013 and addressed to:
Leonard L. Milberg '53 Poetry Contest
Program in Creative Writing
6 New South
Princeton, NJ 08544
The winning poems and results will be posted on the Lewis Center for the Arts website at princeton.edu/arts in February 2014. Submissions will not be returned.
The jury will consist of members of the Princeton University 2013-2014 Creative Writing faculty, such as Michael Dickman, Paul Muldoon, Tracy K. Smith and Susan Wheeler.
Hanel Baveja, When Coldstone Creamery first opened
Ann Arbor, MI
Yasmin Belkhyr, Rust
Ian Burnette, Bridges of Pittsburgh
The Creative Writing Faculty at Princeton University 2012-13:
Chang-rae Lee, Acting Director
David E. Kelley**
Joyce Carol Oates
* Theodore H. Holmes '51 Visiting Lecturer
Past winners who have gone on to become Princeton University students include:
Daisy Bassen ’98 - "Winning the prize made me aware of the Creative Writing program at Princeton and showed me how warm and encouraging it is to young poets."
Caitlin Crounse ’99 - “It confirmed my most cherished, outlandish suspicion: that I might actually be a poet.”
Jon Queally ’00 - “Winning this prize meant that there was the possibility that I had something of value to say.”
Efe Balikcioglu ’10 - “Receiving the prize encouraged me to pursue improving my talent in every aspect here at Princeton.”
Kat Kulke '17 - "Winning the prize gave me a new faith in myself as a writer and opened my eyes to the vibrant writing community at Princeton."