The Rachel Wetzsteon Prize

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Rachel Wetzsteon Prize has been established in loving memory of Rachel Wetzsteon, an esteemed poet, editor, and member of the Columbia University Ph.D. class of 1999. It shall be awarded annually to that candidate for the Master of Arts degree in the Columbia University Department of English and Comparative Literature who, in the judgment of the department's Prize Committee, has written the best master's thesis on either twentieth- or twenty-first century poetry. The prize shall be in the amount of two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225). Both continuing and terminal masters students shall be eligible for the prize, with preference being given to neither class of student. If the Prize Committee determines that no essay in a given year merits the awarding of the prize, the prize monies for that year shall be added to the prize amount for the following year.