Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize
Established in 1981, the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize is administered by the
University of Pittsburgh Press. Named in honor of Agnes Lynch Starrett, the Press’s
first director, the prize is awarded for a first full-length book of poems.
The prize carries a cash award of $5,000 and publication by the University of
Pittsburgh Press as part of the Pitt Poetry Series. The series is edited by Ed Ochester, who also serves as final judge in the Starrett competition.
2020 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize Winner
The winner of the 2020 Starrett Poetry Prize is Laura Kolbe for Little Pharma. University of Pittsburgh Press will publish Kolbe’s collection in fall 2021. Read the full announcement on our news page.