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Rilke Prize winner to visit UNT campus April 12-13

Sun, Mar 5, 2017

By Lucinda Breeding

Wayne Miller, the winner of the University of North Texas Rilke Prize for Poetry, will visit the Denton campus for a reception, reading and book signing April 12-13.

The UNT Rilke Prize is given annually to a mid-career poet. The award recognizes a book of poetry by the winner written in the last year. It includes a $10,000 cash award.

Miller earned the 2017 prize for his book Post-, a volume that considers the world after upheavals of the cultural kind. He puzzles through the world after Sept. 11, 2001, after the U.S. financial crisis in 2008 and post-post-modern...

UNT Announces Latest $10,000 Poetry Prize Winner

Thu, Mar 24, 2016 - 8:00am

by Jerome Weeks

UNT has announced the fifth winner of its annual $10,000 poetry prize. Rick Barot, who leads the Rainier Writing Workshop in Washington state, has won the Rilke Poetry Prize, named for the great German poet Rainier Maria Rilke. The prize recognizes a mid-career writer who has released an exceptional book of poetry.

Barot was born in the Phillipines and raised in San Francisco. His essays and poems have appeared in ‘The New Republic,’ ‘The Paris Review’ and ‘Poetry’ magazine. His winning book, his third poetry collection, called ...