The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1893 Monday, 18 October 2004
From: Marvin Rosenberg <
Date: Saturday, 16 Oct 2004 09:53:01 -0700
Subject: Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes
The Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes
This is an off-topic request, but I hope you will feel able to help.
I am the widow of Marvin Rosenberg. When Marvin died last year he left
instructions to establish a poetry prize in memory of his first wife,
Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg. Now the estate has been settled, Marvin's
son, Barr, and I are working to get the project off the ground. We are
asking Universities and libraries around the country - around the world
- to post the attached advertisement in appropriate places on their
campuses and to pass on the information to any friends, colleagues and
institutions who may also be interested. I would be most grateful if all
of you could do likewise.
This year's competition has been arranged at somewhat short notice. We
hope to learn by the experience and do better next year. Meanwhile we
have set up a web site (www.dorothysargentrosenbergmemorialfund.org)
which explains more fully the background of the competition. It is
typical of Marvin that he sought to encourage the creative talents of
young people: and, as you will see, the prizes we are offering are
Attached is a flier containing all necessary information in a form that
can easily be posted and/or emailed on to other colleagues outside the
SHAKSPER network. If you have any further questions you can contact me
I am grateful to Hardy for letting me use the network in this way. I
hope you will all regard it as a kind of tribute to Marvin and his deep
love of Shakespeare.
THE DOROTHY SARGENT ROSENBERG ANNUAL POETRY PRIZES
These prizes have been established by Marvin Rosenberg in memory of his
late wife, Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg.
The intent is to encourage the work of new, young poets. Prizes varying
from $1,000 to $25,000 will be awarded for the finest lyric poems
celebrating the spirit of life.
The competition is open to any writer under the age of 40 on December
10, 2004. All poets, published or unpublished, are welcome to enter, but
only previously unpublished poems are eligible for the competition.
Each entrant may submit one to three separate poems, in English, the
original work of the entrant,
and previously unpublished. Poems should be songs from the heart and
arise from personal experience, so translations are not acceptable.
Brevity will be appreciated. If more than one poem is submitted, only
one of the submitted poems may be more than thirty lines in length.
Entries must be received no later than December 10, 2004.
They should be mailed to:
Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes
PO Box 2306
Orinda, California 94563
Each poem must be printed on a separate sheet, with the name and address
of the author clearly marked on each page. Poems submitted will not be
returned. The entry fee is $10.00. Checks should please be made out to:
Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund.
A website www.DorothySargentRosenbergPoetryPrizes.org is now
established. Further information concerning the Prizes will soon be
posted there. Results will be announced on the website February 5th.
2005, and winners will be contacted shortly thereafter.
These prizes will be awarded annually from this year, and the
arrangements are still being developed. Any person or institution
wishing to contribute suggestions about the future structure,
administration, or judging of the prizes, or anyone interested in
participating in the process, should write to Mary Rosenberg at the
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