HPU News for September 2011

HPU Seeks Entries for James M. Vaughan Award

September 20, 2011

HONOLULU — Hawai‘i Pacific University is seeking entries for the James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry. The award will recognize a Hawai‘i writer for an outstanding poem or group of poems. The winner will receive a $250 cash award and have his or her works featured in Hawai‘i Pacific Review, the annual literary magazine published by HPU. 

Dr. Patrice M. Wilson will judge the competition this year. Wilson is author of three chapbooks of poetry, has had her poetry published in several literary journals, and is an Associate Professor of English at HPU. 

To participate, send three poems with a 100-line limit each along with name, address, phone number, e-mail address, names of poems on a cover page and a five-line biography to: James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry, 1060 Bishop Street, LB 7A, Honolulu, HI  96813. No author identification should be on the actual poems. 

Participants must have resided in Hawai‘i for at least one year. Submitted poems must not have been previously published. Submissions must be postmarked by Dec. 15, 2011. Manuscripts will not be returned. 

The winner will be announced in newspapers January 2012, and the award will be given at HPU’s annual Ko‘olau Writing Workshops in March 2012. The winner will also be asked to share his or her poetry and writing experience with HPU students and faculty during the spring semester.

This event is supported in part by Hawai‘i Literary Arts Council and the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. For more information, contact Wilson, the award coordinator, at pwilson@hpu.edu or 544-1108.