Now in its 54th year, the prize continues Dudley Randall’s legacy of amplifying creative voices within the Detroit Mercy community.
Detroit Mercy undergraduate students are eligible to submit one poem of 55 or fewer lines, with all topics and poetic forms welcome. The winner of the first prize ($150) must be available to read the poem at the annual Honors Convocation on March 24.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 9. Following the first prize of $150, second prize earns $75 and third nets $50. This year’s judges for the contest are Casey Bell, Farnaz Fatemi and Isaac Pickell.
Find out more about the Dudley Randall Poetry Prizes and read winning poems from previous years at udmercy.edu/dudley.