• 2015 The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets-  Winner
  • 2014 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry - Winner
  • Sillerman First Book Prize
  • 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. Mission | Board.

The African Poetry Book Fund is supported by an international complex.  of additional collaborations and partnerships. Read more about our Partners.

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. (more).

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

The Books

The African Poetry Book Series is the major imprint of the African Poetry Book Fund. The Series consist of The New-Generation of African Poets Chapbook Set, New and Selected/Collected Series, Winners of the Sillerman and Glenna Luschei Prizes and African Poetry Translations.