• 2015 The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets-  Winner
  • 2014 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry - Winner
  • African Poetry Libraries
  • Brunel University African Poetry Prize

The African Poetry Book Fund

Promotes and advances the development and publication of the poetic arts through its book series, contests, workshops, and seminars and through its collaborations with publishers, festivals, booking agents, colleges, universities, conferences and all other entities that share an interest in the poetic arts of Africa. Read more

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Our Partners

The African Poetry Fund through the Series and other projects, promotes the writing and publication of African poetry through an international complex of additional collaborations and partnerships. Read more about our Partners.

The Prizes

The APBF administers three poetry book prizes annually, the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry, The Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry , and in collaboration with Brunel University , the Brunel University African Poetry Prize.
Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry
Established to promote African poetry written in English or in translation and awarded to a significant book published each year by an African poet. More
The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets
The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets will be awarded to an African writer who has not published a book-length poetry collection. More
The Brunel University African Poetry Prize
The Brunel University African Poetry Prize will be awarded for a selection of poems by an African poet. More

AFRICAN POETRY BOOK SERIES

The African Poetry Book Series is the major feature of the work of the African Poetry Book Fund. Beginning in January 2014, the imprint will publish four new titles by African poets each year. In addition to this the series will publish every few years an anthology representing African regions, themes, and ideas.
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African Poetry Libraries

The African Poetry Libraries Initiative is a collaborative venture to establish accessible and user friendly small poetry libraries on the African continent to support aspiring and established poets giving them access to contemporary poetry in books and journals, and serving as a resource for poets interested in publication in Africa and around the world (more).
The Libraries have received donations from Prairie Schooner, University of Nebraska Press, Poets House, Poetry Foundation, Poet Lore, The Iowa Review, Four Way Books, Wesleyan University Press, Truman University Press, BOA Editions, Peepal Tree Press, Copper Canyon Press, Gulf Coast, University of Iowa, Tom Lynch and Black Warrior Review,