CSULA Department of English | Announcements

The Cal State LA
English Department and the Academy of American Poets wish to
announce that the deadline for this year's Henri Coulette
Memorial Poetry Award is March 21, 2006.

Entries may be submitted to the English Department
Office or left in the mailbox of either Professor Ramey or
Professor Steele. The suggested length of each submission
is three to six poems.

Those who wish their manuscripts returned to them after
the context should include with their submissions a
self-addressed stamped envelope. 

 Image of Henri Coulette

Henri Coulette

Henri Coulette was an important figure in the
department's history. Coulette, a Lamont Poetry Prize winner,
graduated from CSULA (when it was
known as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts) with a degree in English in 1952 and returned
in 1959 as a professor until his untimely death in 1988. Moving
reminiscences of Professor Coulette can be found in Terry Santos's
"Remembering Henri Coulette" in The
Southern Review
(1991) and in the introduction by Donald
Justice in The Collected
Poems of Henri Coulette