PSNH Member Carla Schwartz Announced as Winner of the NEPC E.E. Cummings Prize

The New England Poetry Club E.E. Cummings Prize is awarded for a compelling, lyrical, or experimental poem no more than 21 lines. PSNH member Carla Scvhwartz’s poem “Pat Schroeder Was Our Mother” was selected as this year’s winner by M.P. Carver.


2023 NEPC Prize Winners Anthology

Carla’s poem “Pat Schroeder Was Our Mother”

Carla speaks about and reads her poem

The New England Poetry Club is a poets’ association founded in 1915 by Amy Lowell, Robert Frost, and Conrad Aiken to foster the art of poetic expression. It runs the oldest poetry reading series in the country, offers ongoing writing workshop open to its members, sponsors awards and contests to encourage and recognize poetic achievement, and looks for new creative ways to foster understanding and love of poetry.

Members of the New England Poetry Club are poets, publishers, and readers and translators of poetry, who live in New England or have strong ties to the region. 

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