We would like to thank the multitude of talented poets that submitted their collections for our award. We were delighted by the robust response to our inaugural Poetry Award and lamented our obligation to select only one winning recipient. Fortunately, that particular task fell to the inimitable poet, Zack Rogow, to whom we are greatly indebted for his meticulous scrutiny of the top ten candidates, the selection of finalists, and the naming of the winning collection. So without further ado…
The Winning Recipient of the 2019 Terry J. Cox Poetry Award
Martha Kalin, for her collection, How to Hold a Flying River
2019 Terry J. Cox Poetry Award Finalists
Frank Light, for his collection, Before, Bam, After, and Beyond
Joanne Esser, for her collection, Humming at the Dinner Table
Abigail Warren, for her collection, Inexact Grace
The 2020 Terry J. Cox Poetry Award (for both debut and previously published poets) will open for submissions November 15, 2019.