Honorary Director Penelope Creeley with Gary Snyder, recipient of the 10th Annual Robert Creeley Award
Winner of the 9th Annual Robert Creeley Award
Winner of the 11th Annual Robert Creeley Award
The Robert Creeley Foundation honors the legacy of Robert Creeley–Acton Native, award-winning poet, and passionate teacher. Through its Robert Creeley Award, presented annually to an acclaimed poet, Helen Creeley Student Poetry Prize, and Student Broadside Project, the RCF promotes poetry as a vital and integral presence within the lives of students, artists, and the community at large. It fosters and enriches community life by increasing access to, educational opportunities in, and a deep appreciation for poetry and the arts.
Helen Creeley Student Poetry Prize
Talin Tahajian (2014 winner), Mary Ruefle, Erika Petersen (runner up), Lauren Rizika (runner up)
Students from Massachusetts high schools compete for prize named after Robert Creeley’s sister, also a poet.