HPU Seeks Vaughan-worthy Poets

HPU poetry judge Patrice Wilson

HPU poetry judge Patrice Wilson

Aspiring local poets are being sought for the James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry, sponsored each year by Hawaii Pacific University.

Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 10. The winner will be announced in January and will be invited to an awards ceremony at the 2014 Koolau Writing Workshops, set for next March on HPU’s Hawaii Loa campus.

The winner, who receives $250 cash, will then share his or her work with students and faculty during spring semester and will see the winning pieces published in the university’s literary magazine, Hawaii Pacific Review.

To be eligible, poets must have resided in Hawaii for at least one year, and their submitted poems must not have been previously published.

Participants should send three typed poems of no more than 100 lines each along with their name, address, phone number, email address, a cover page with poem titles and a five-line biography to the James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry, 1060 Bishop St., LB 7A, Honolulu, HI 96813.

The competition also is sponsored in part by Hawaii Literary Arts Council and the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

For more information, contact associate English professor Patrice M. Wilson, who will judge the competition, at pwilson@hpu.edu or 544-1108.