The Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at University of Notre Dame in conjunction with The University of Notre Dame Press. Awarded to authors who have published at least one volume of poetry, winners receive publication and a prize of $1000 dollars.
The 2015 winner was published last month: Underdays by Martin Ott.
From the publisher’s website: “Underdays is a dialogue of opposing forces: life/death, love/war, the personal/the political. Ott combines global concerns with personal ones, in conversation between poems or within them, to find meaning in his search for what drives us to love and hate each other.”
Ott’s work can be found in The Antioch Review, The Café Review, and Epoch, just to name a few.
To learn more about Underdays, check out the University of Notre Dame Press’s website.