Four Quartets Prize 2021

The Four Quartets Prize is for a unified and complete sequence of poems published in America in a print or online journal, chapbook, or book in 2020. Poems in the sequence may have been published in different journals provided that they were published in 2020 and that brought together, they form a complete sequence.

The Four Quartets Prize is first and foremost a celebration of the multi-part poem, which includes entire volumes composed of a unified sequence as well as novels in verse and book-length verse narratives.

Gwendolyn Brooks’s sequence A Street in Bronzeville , published as a book in 1945 as well as her The Anniad, published in book form in 1950, are also examples of eligible sequences. 77 Dream Poems (1964) and His Toy, His Dream, His Rest (1968) by John Berryman are other examples.

Three finalists will receive $1,000 each. The winner will receive an additional $20,000.

The announcement of the short list will take place in Spring, 2021, followed shortly by the announcement of the winner.