Poetry Center Book Award

The Poetry Center Book Award has been presented annually since 1980 by The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, to a single outstanding book of poetry published in the prior year. Watch video, from recent years, of readings by award winners and judges: jayy dodd + Lourdes Figueroa • Ashley Toliver + Jason Bayani • Lauren Levin + Melissa Mack • Bao Phi + Sarah Menefee • Orlando White + Patrick James Dunagan • Hollie Hardy + Mukta Sambrani • Alli Warren + Laura Moriarty • others to (more)

Alli Warren and Laura Moriarty: February 19, 2015

The Poetry Center presents Alli Warren reading from her Poetry Center Book Award winning book, Here Come the Warm Jets...

Date: 05/19/2015

Hollie Hardy and Mukta Sambrani: May 5, 2016

The Poetry Center presents Hollie Hardy reading from her Poetry Center Book Award winning volume How to Take a Bullet and...

Date: 05/05/2016

Orlando White and Patrick James Dunagan: April 27, 2017

The Poetry Center presents Orlando White, recipient of the Poetry Center Book Award for LETTERRS (Nightboat Books, 2015)....

Date: 04/27/2017

Bao Phi and Sarah Menefee: November 14, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Poetry Center Book Award winner Bao Phi, reading and in conversation with award judge Sarah...

Date: 2019-11-14

Lauren Levin and Melissa Mack: February 21, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Lauren Levin and Melissa Mack, reading and in conversation. Melissa Mack, judge for the Poetry...

Date: 02/21/2019

Ashley Toliver and Jason Bayani: September 17, 2020

The Poetry Center presents a reading by Ashley Toliver, Poetry Center Book Award-winner for her book of poems, ...

Date: 2020-09-17

jayy dodd and Lourdes Figueroa: October 28, 2021

The Poetry Center presents jayy dodd, whose book  The Black Condition ft. Narcissus  (Nightboat Books,...

Date: 2021-10-28