The widely published Argentine American poet and scholar, Luis Alberto Ambroggio, has definitely left his mark in American literature. Through his publications such as Estados Unidos Hispano, Ambroggio has taught us about the importance of our heritage, literature and language. In honor of the ideals that he has fervently promoted throughout his literary career, the Academy of American Poets has announced it will be awarding the Ambroggio Prize.
The Ambroggio Prize is a $1,000 publication prize given for a book-length poetry manuscript originally written in Spanish and with an English translation. The winning manuscript is published by Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, publisher of literary works, scholarship, and art books by or about U.S. Hispanics. Established in 2017, the Ambroggio Prize will be given annually and is the only award of its kind in the United States which honors American poets whose first language is Spanish.
Luis Alberto Ambroggio, a Full Member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española) and correspondent of the Spanish Royal Academy (Real Academia Española), continues to make important strides in the expansion of Latino literature in the U.S. Furthermore, we continue to wish Luis Alberto a long and prosperous literary career and encourage all Latino poets in the U.S. to participate in this literary award.
Submissions are accepted from September 15, 2017 through February 15, 2018.
For more information about the Ambroggio Prize, visit poets.org.
Gerald A. Padilla