The response to our call for submissions for our annual Terry J. Cox Poetry Award this year was incredible, and we would like to extend our heartfelt 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, as always, excruciatingly difficult. We thank Abigail Warren, too, for her role as judge for our 2022 Terry J. Cox Poetry Award, tasked with the unenviable duty of selecting just one winning manuscript from this phenomenal longlist.
Longlist for 2022 Terry J. Cox Poetry Award
David Petruzelli for Opera Days Cinema Nights
Tess Barry for The Marvelous Real
Daniel Bourne for Talking Back to the Exterminator
Emily Schulten for Easy Victims to the Charitable Deceptions of Nostalgia
Michael Milburn for Saint Buster
Alan Feldman for A Party by the Sea
Anne Whitehouse for Women and Art
Bern Mulvey for The Funeral Feast
April Lindner for The Beating of Wings
Arthur Russell for This Thing I Do
Congratulations to all poets on our longlist. The winner will be announced on April 15, 2022.