13th Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize – Closed


The December 1st deadline for the thirteenth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize has now passed, and the judging process is underway. The contest’s results will be posted on the press’s website – at The Waywiser Press – in March 2018.

This portal will re-open for submissions to the next Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize in August 2018.

i.m. Richard Wilbur

Wilbur,-Richard,-AuthorIt was with great sadness that we learned of Richard Wilbur’s death, at the age of 96,  on Saturday 14th October.

Waywiser’s association with Mr Wilbur began when he agreed to be featured in our Between The Lines series of book-length interviews with contemporary poets, the resulting volume, Richard Wilbur in Conversation with Peter Dale, being published in the summer of 2000. After that, we were honoured to become his principal UK publisher, bringing out paperback editions of Mayflies in 2004, Collected Poems: 1943 – 2004 in 2005, and his last collection, Anterooms, in 2011.

As one of the finest American poets of his generation, a superb essayist, and a truly delightful man, he will be greatly missed. Our condolences go to Mr Wilbur’s family and his many friends.


To read Associated Press’s bulletin, please click on the following link: Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 96

A poem by V. Penelope Pelizzon attracts in-depth study

Dr M.W. Rowe, Honorary Researcher in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies at the University of East Anglia has written an in-depth article about Ms Pelizzon’s poem “Nulla Dies Sine Linea”, which he describes early on as “unshowy, nimble, personal, and expertly crafted,” and concludes, 32 pages later, saying “it could become a minor classic”.

To read the whole of this article, please click on Read Full Review