The Allied Arts Foundation Poetry Award
Floating Bridge Press


Donate to support our Poetry Award

Allied Arts Foundation is proud to partner with Floating Bridge Press, renowned for their award winning poetry chapbooks, anthologies, and full length poetry books.

Our annual Poetry Award provides $250 to an outstanding single poem submitted to the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Competition.

About the Award:

The Allied Arts Foundation Poetry Award is managed by Floating Bridge Press.

  • All poems entered into their annual Chapbook Competition are eligible for the award. During the review process, editors at Floating Bridge Press choose individual finalist poems from all entered manuscripts.
  • The finalist poems are then given to an independent judge to choose the winner.
  • The 2021 award winner will be announced in summer.


A writer, educator, interdisciplinary artist, TEDx Speaker and podcaster, Anastacia-Renee is the author of (v.) (Black Ocean) and Forget It (Black Radish) and, Here in the (Middle) of Nowhere and Sidenotes from the Archivist forthcoming from Amistad (an imprint of HarperCollins). Recently she was selected by NBC News as part of the list of “Queer Artist of Color Dominate 2021’s Must See LGBTQ Art Shows.” Anastacia-Renee was former Seattle Civic Poet (2017-2019), Hugo House Poet-in-Residence (2015-2017) and Arc Artist Fellow (2020). Her work has been anthologized in: Home is Where You Queer Your HeartFurious Flower Seeding the Future of African American PoetryAfrofuturism, Black Comics, And Superhero Poetry, Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota’s Garden, and Seismic: Seattle City of Literature. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in, HobartFoglifterAuburn Avenue, CatapultAltaTorchPoetry NorthwestCascadia MagazineMs. Magazine and others. Renee has received fellowships and residencies from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, VONA, Ragdale, Mineral School, and The New Orleans Writers Residency.


You can help honor and recognize Washington State poets with a gift to the Allied Arts Foundation Poetry Award Fund. Your gift is tax deductible and any amount will make a difference!

2020 Poetry Award

Award suspended due to COVID-19

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