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Dr. Ben Drew Kimpel


Established in 1984, the Porter Fund Literary Prize is a non-profit organization supporting Arkansas writers and poets.
The Porter Prize was founded in honor of Dr. Ben Kimpel.


2016 Porter Prize Winner Announced

Sandy Longhorn Poetry


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Co-founders of the Porter Fund are Jack Butler and Phillip McMath.

The Porter Fund Board of Directors:

Jack Butler
Phillip McMath
Jo McDougall
Hope Coulter
Hon. Morris Arnold
Grif Stockley
Werner Trieschmann


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