Ron Offen Poetry Prize

Established in memory of poet and editor Ron Offen, the Ron Offen Poetry Prize brings one Chicago poet to campus each year for a public reading. The prize also accommodates one student reader, to be chosen by the visiting poet from anonymous submissions. Any UChicago student is eligible to submit.

Past Offen & Student Poets

2022 
Offen Poet: Charif Shanahan
Student Poet: Sarah Hobin

2021 
Offen Poet: Krista Franklin
Student Poet: Sarah Kim

2020
Offen Poet: Jennifer Nelson
Student Poet: Sophia YoungSun Rhee

2019
Offen Poet: Nate Marshall
Student Poets: Felix Lecocq and Urvi Kumbhat

2018
Offen Poet: Duriel E. Harris 
Student Poet: Kirsten Ihns

2017
Offen Poet: Roger Reeves
Student Poet: Emily Yoon

2016
Offen Poet: Ed Roberson
Student Poet: Eli Rudavsky

2015
Offen Poet: Daniel Borzutzky
Student Poet: Tim DeMay

2014
Offen Poet: William Fuller
Student Poet: Dawn Herrera Helphand 

2013
Offen Poet: Ilya Kaminsky
Student Poet: V. Joshua Adams