98TH ICC ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST 2017

Entry Deadline: August 26, 2017
Awards Banquet: Saturday, November 4, 12:00 noon to 4 p.m.
Zio Fraedo's Restaurant
611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Pail Hoover
Poet, editor, and translator *Paul Hoover* is the author of over a dozen collections of poetry including, *The Novel: A Poem *(1991), *Totem and Shadow: New & Selected Poems *(1999), *Winter (Mirror)* (2002), *Edge and Fold *(2006), *Sonnet 56 *(2009) *In Idiom and Earth (En el idioma y en la tierra*) (2012), and *desolation : souvenir *(2012).  He has also published
a collection of essays, *Fables of Representation* (2004), and a novel, *Saigon, Illinois *(1988). Hoover translated the poems of Friedrich Hölderlin, with Maxine Chernoff, in *Selected Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin *(2008); with Nguyen Do, he translated *Black Dog, Black Night: Contemporary Vietnamese Poetry (*2008) and *Beyond the Court Gate: Selected Poems of Nguyen Trai * (2010).  
   
In addition to poetry, prose, and translation, Hoover is the editor of the Norton Anthology, *Postmodern American Poetry *(114; 2nd edition 2013). He also co-edits *New American Writing. *Hoover has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including the PEN/USA Translation Award, the Jerome J. Shestack Prize, the Frederick Bock Award from *Poetry, *the Carl Sandberg Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.  A former professor at Columbia College Chicago, he founded the *Columbia Poetry Review. *He currently teaches at San Francisco State University and lives in Mill Valley, California.

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