The Prize is Named for

Charlotte Newberger

Charlotte Newberger’s support for poetry in Lilith magazine has made possible an expanded number of pages for new poems and reviews of poetry, and this—the second annual Charlotte Newberger Poetry Prize. Charlotte has had a longstanding interest in poetry, and the arts in general, in Chicago, she has been a board member at the inception of several theatres, including the St. Nicholas and National Jewish Theatre, where she was president, and she sat for nearly 20 years on the board of the award-winning Steppenwolf Theatre, as well as The Poetry Center. She currently serves as president of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture.