The Bergman Prize

Established in 2020 in memory of Judson and Susan Bergman, the Bergman Prize awards $10,000 and publication to the author of a first or second collection of poetry.

The inaugural Bergman Prize was awarded to Rachel Mannheimer for her manuscript EARTH ROOM, selected by judge Louise Glück. The book will be published by Changes in the spring of 2022. Click here to learn more about this year’s winner and finalists.

Submissions for the Bergman Prize will open again in the fall of 2022. Click here to view complete contest guidelines.