The Larry Levis Post-Graduate Stipend

Two Larry Levis Post-Graduate Stipends, one in fiction and one in poetry, are given annually to support graduates of the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers who are completing first books.

The 2022-23 submission period began on September 15, and the competition will remain open until Nov. 1.  Find additional details, including the competition guidelines and the submission portal, at this link: https://www.levisprize.com/about-us/

PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE LEVIS STIPEND

FICTIONPOETRY
2021Matthew MüllerLauren K. Carlson
2020Corey CampbellKellam Ayres
2019Andres ReconcoJennifer Funk
2018Adrienne Perry Tariq Luthun
2017
Rose SkeltonNoah Stetzer
2016
Ed PorterRoss White
2015
Adam JerniganBen Jackson
2014Jenny Johnson
2013Laurie Baker
2012Justin Gardiner
2011Lisa van Orman Hadley
2010 (no award given)
2009Kimberly McClintock

About Larry Levis

Larry Levis (1946-1996) was an award-winning poet who wrote six books of poetry during his lifetime. His collection, Elegy, was published posthumously. A Selected Poemswas published in 2000. The Darkening Trapeze, a collection of last poems, was published in 2016. Levis was a much-beloved member of the faculty at the MFA Program for Writers, cherished as much for his incisive mind as for the care and attention he gave to his students.