Poet Laureate’s Prize

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Georgia Poet Laureate Chelsea Rathburn, in collaboration with Georgia Council for the Arts, is pleased to announce the ninth annual Poet Laureate’s Prize, awarded for an original poem written by a Georgia high school student. A winner and four finalists will be selected by the Poet Laureate and announced in the spring of 2022. The winning poet and finalists will be recognized by Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Poet Laureate in the spring. The winning and finalist poems will be published by Atlanta Magazine at atlantamagazine.com. The student authors of the winning and finalist poems will receive a signed book of poetry by the Poet Laureate.

The 2022 Poet Laureate’s Prize Guidelines are available here >

The 2022 Poet Laureate’s Prize Entry Form is available here >

Entries should be submitted to poetlaureate@gaarts.org by Friday, February 25, 2022.

Read the winning 2021 entries in Atlanta Magazine

Read the winning 2020 entries in Atlanta Magazine

Read the winning 2019 entries in Atlanta Magazine

Read the winning 2018 entries in Atlanta Magazine

Read the winning 2017 entries in Atlanta Magazine

Read the winning 2016 entries in Atlanta Magazine

Read the winning 2015 entries in Atlanta Magazine

Read the winning 2014 entries in Atlanta Magazine