Winners of the Campbell Corner poetry prize will read from their work on Monday, October 20 at 8 p.m. at Poets House in New York City. The program will begin with a reading from Campbell Corner judges poets Phillis Levin, David Baker, and Beth Ann Fennelly. Winner V. Penelope Pelizzon, “The Monongahala Book of Hours” and finalists Genine Lentine, “Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases” and Brian Teare, “Begin, Beware---“ will each read their winning entries and another selection of their poetry. Pelizzon’s first book, Nostos won the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award. She is also a recipient of the 2002 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant. Pelizzon teaches at the University of Connecticut and has published in The Hudson Review, The Kenyon Review, and 32Poems.
Campbell Corner, named after mythologist Joseph Campbell, is a literary website that publishes various contributions of writers, poets and philosophers. Campbell Corner hosts an annual poetry contest in which the winner receives a monetary prize and is published on the website. For more information, please call (914) 395-2411 or visit the Cambell Corner Website.