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Poetry Book Contest

Kevin Prufer will be this year's judge! Details about the 2024 Poetry Book Contest coming soon.

We are excited to announce that Carrie Bennett of Somerville, MA is the 2023 Barrow Street Book Prize Winner chosen by Nathalie Handal for her manuscript, The Mouth Is Also a Compass. It will be published in fall of 2024.

Ruben Quesada of Chicago, IL is the Editors' Choice winner for his manuscript, Brutal Companion. It will also appear in fall of 2024.

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Prose Book Contest

We are thrilled to announce that Mary Cappello has chosen Honey from the Ground by Soren Tae Smith as the inaugural prizewinning manuscript.

We are also excited to announce our 2023 Prose Contest runner-up, Spare by Michelle Lewis will be published 2024 as part of the new Barrow Street Prose Series.

Details about the 2024 Prose Book Contest coming soon.

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Barrow Street Journal

Barrow Street Winter 2020/21 contains work by 50 poets, including the winner of the 2021 Book Prize.

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Poems from the Journal

Read current and former contributors online.

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About Us

Barrow Street Inc. is a nonprofit literary arts organization that was started in Greenwich Village, NYC in 1994 to provide community outreach and host literary events featuring emerging and established poets.

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