The Moth Poetry Prize 2022

Deadline: 31 Dec 2022

The Moth Poetry Prize is one of the biggest prizes in the world for a single unpublished poem. The prize is open to anyone, as long as the poem is previously unpublished, and each year it attracts thousands of entries from new and established poets from over 50 countries worldwide. The four shortlisted poems appear in the spring issue of The Moth, and the overall winner will be announced at a special award ceremony at Poetry Ireland in Dublin in the spring of 2023.

This year's judge is Louise Glück, who won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature. The judges praised ‘her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.’ Her other awards include the Pulitzer Prize, National Humanities Medal, National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award and Bollingen Prize. From 2003 to 2004, she was Poet Laureate of the United States.

The overall winner will receive €6,000, while the three remaining shortlisted poets will each receive €1,000. A further eight poets will receive monetary awards of €250.

The closing date is 31 December 2022.

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