Kate Kingston

Kate Kingston has published two books of poetry, History of Grey, a runner-up in the 2013 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award and Shaking the Kaleidoscope, a finalist in the 2011 Idaho Prize for Poetry. Her manuscript, Motheresque, was a finalist in the 2015 May Swenson Poetry Award. She is the recipient of the W. D. Snodgrass Award for Poetic Endeavor and Excellence, the Ruth Stone Prize and the Atlanta Review International Publication Prize. Her poems have also placed as finalist in the Rumi Prize in Poetry, the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, Blue Light Press Poetry Prize, and the St. Louis Poetry Center Best Poem Contest. Kingston has been awarded fellowships from the Brush Creek Ranch Foundation for the Arts, The Colorado Council on the Arts, Harwood Museum, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Jentel, Ucross, and Fundación Valparaíso in Mojácar, Spain, among others. (Photo by Ron Thompson)

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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

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