Henry Braun Memorial Poetry Prize

University of Maine System Poets: Are you aware that the deadline for submissions to the $1000 Henry Braun Memorial Poetry Prize is coming up on September 25? Here’s how to apply:

The prize was set up in May to honor the life and work of Henry Braun, [July 25, 1930 – October 11, 2014], poet, teacher, activist, and very sweet and joyful man. Applications are open to a past or present University of Maine Systems student or graduate between 18 and 35 years of age.

The award will be announced on October 30, 2015.


On single sheets of 8.5 x11 paper, send three poems of no more than two pages each in length. Include your name, email address, postal address, and phone number on every page.

Verify your status as a present or former University of Maine Systems undergraduate or graduate student (photocopy of current student I.D., diploma, etc.] and age verification [18 to 35].

Application materials should be sent to P.O. Box 84, Weld, Maine 04285. Please include two stamped, self-addressed envelopes; one will be used to let you know the material has been received, and the second for notification of the prize results.

His wife, Joan Braun, will review the submissions and select the three finalists, who will be invited to visit the Braun homestead in Weld, Maine, in October, 2015 for an interview. [If you are far away and unable to come to Maine in September, other arrangements will be made.] She will then select the one winner of the stipend and announce it on October 30th, 2015.

For questions only, contact Joan Braun, braunjoan@hotmail.com. No submissions by e-mail and no phone inquiries, please.

Published by

Michael K. Johnson

Michael Johnson is Professor of English at the University of Maine at Farmington.

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