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. 

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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 (1991).