The PSA's Annual Awards are among the most prestigious honors available to poets. They offer emerging and established poets recognition at all stages of their careers, including our student poetry award and book awards for publishers.
Anna Rabinowitz Award
October 1-December 31, 2023
The Anna Rabinowitz Prize is awarded to poets and their collaborators for venturesome, interdisciplinary work made in the previous year and combining poetry and any other art or discipline.
Work that qualifies includes but is not limited to books that blend visual art and poetry, original performances of dance and poetry (or dance based on poetry) and of music and poetry (including libretti based on poetry) as well as more eclectic collaborations involving poetry and technology, the sciences or math.
Candidates are required to provide materials documenting their projects. These will be key to the judging process. Panels, discussions, and programs focused on dialogue between disciplines rather than the creation of a new work are not eligible.
The finished work should have been produced or published in 2023 but can involve or be based in part on work from any era. All are welcome to apply singly if the work involving more than one discipline has been accomplished alone.
Honorarium: $1,000 to be divided equally between or among the principals if not awarded to a single artist.
The prize is established by the children of Anna Rabinowitz to honor her boundless curiosity, creativity, and artistic accomplishments.
About the Judge
Farid Matuk is the author of the poetry collections This Isa Nice Neighborhood and The Real Horse, and of several chapbooks, including My Daughter La Chola. Matuk’s work has been supported, most recently, by the Headlands Center for the Arts and by a Holloway Visiting Professorship in Poetry & Poetics at UC Berkeley.