The 2021 Academy of American Poets First Book Award is a $5,000 first-book publication prize. The winning manuscript, chosen by Claudia Rankine, will be published by Graywolf Press, a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in the Umbrian region of Italy, and distribution of the winning book to thousands of Academy of American Poets members.
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