Established in 1978 to recognize and promote excellence in contemporary poetry by ensuring the publication of five books of poetry a year through a series of participating publishers. Five distinguished poets will each select one winning manuscript for publication from entries to the Open Competition. Each winner will receive $10,000.

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The National Poetry Series is a non-profit organization made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.  If you would like to sponsor the National Poetry Series, we welcome your support.

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National Poetry Series 
57 Mountain Avenue 
Princeton, NJ  08540

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