James White Poetry Prize

James White  |  The Judge  |  Guidelines

2009 Winner of the White Crane/James White Poetry Prize
James Nawrocki San Francisco, California.

Two finalists were also chosen by the judge:
Jeremy Halinen
Seattle, Washington
James Najarian
Boston, Massachusetts.

The biennial poetry prize was established by the White Crane Institute in collaboration with Phil Willkie to honor Gay male poetry.

The judge for the inaugural year was the poet and author Mark Doty.

White Crane is the Journal of Gay Men’s Wisdom and Culture. It was established in 1989 and has published quarterly for twenty years.

In 2004 it was an Utne Independent Press nominee. Since 2005 the magazine has been published by the White Crane Institute, which also publishes White Crane Books, and sponsors Gay cultural retreats and programs nationally.

Mr. Willkie is the former publisher of the James White Review and is the literary executor of the James L. White Estate.

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