The Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize:
This prize is offered annually to a poet who has not previously published a full-length collection of poems. The prize awards the winner with $2,500 and publication of his or her first full-length book of poetry by the Kent State University Press. The winner and the competition’s judge will give a reading together on the Kent State campus. The 2015 winner was Hover Over Her by Leah Osowski, selected by Adrian Matejka; the 2016 winner will be selected by Angie Estes.