Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize

Series Editors: Chris Abani, John Alba Cutler, Reginald Gibbons, Susannah Young-ah Gottlieb, Ed Roberson, Matthew Shenoda, and Natasha Tretheway. 

The Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize, a first-book award for poets of color, is a partnership between Northwestern University’s Poetry and Poetics Colloquium and Northwestern University Press. This annual award combines the efforts of both organizations in celebrating and publishing works of lasting cultural value and literary excellence. Seeking to showcase the work of emerging poets of color, volumes in the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize series are selected by a panel of distinguished minority poets and scholars and feature a short introduction by a senior minority writer.