The Jack Powers prize is to be awarded annually to a poet who has made a distinguished contribution to stone soup Poets, through their commitment to the art of poetry, and the power, subtlety and quality of their work. The identity of the poet will be announced and awarded on October 18th.
No publication is necessary; nor is submission of any written text required. Simple presence at Stone Soup, together with dedicated recitation, are the criteria.
The prize is named in honor of Stone Soup’s founder, Jack Powers who served the Boston and Cambridge communities as a mentor and champion of new, aspiring, and developing poets since 1971, which service, rendered unflaggingly and humbly, has helped define Boston’s identity as a poetry town for four decades.