The response to our 2020 call for submissions for our annual Terry J. Cox Poetry Award was phenomenal, and we would like to extend our gratitude to all the talented poets who submitted their collections for our award. The process of narrowing down the selections to a longlist of ten was excruciatingly difficult. We thank Peter Schmitt, too, for his role as judge for our 2020 Terry J. Cox Poetry Award, tasked with the unenviable duty of selecting just one winning manuscript from this stellar longlist.
Longlist for 2020 Terry J. Cox Poetry Award
Laura Minor for her collection Flowers as Mind Control
John Surowiecki for his collection The Summer of Our Best Tomatoes
Rebecca Baggett for her collection The Woman Who Lives Without Money
Jeff Ewing for his collection The Wind Apples
George Drew for his collection More Distant Than Olympus
Amy Locklin for her collection A Woman Somehow Dead
Emily Franklin for her collection Tell Me How You Got Here
Lucas Carpenter for his collection Late, Almost Morning
Gregory Loselle for his collection Counting the Bones
Judith Saunders for her collection Like Stepping into Space
Congratulations to all poets on our longlist. The winner will be announced on April 30, 2020.