BETSY ANDERSON AND MICHAEL A. SICKLER, MANAGING EDITORS
WELCOME TO OUR 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. THIS WILL BE AN EYE-POPPING YEAR, CONTINUING WITH THE POETRY CONTEST, BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2016, CLOSING JULY 15, 2016 (POSTMARK).
- THE ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST/ Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award
Final Judge for 2016: MARGE PIERCY
Submissions accepted April 1 to July 15, 2016.
All poems are screened by The Comstock Review Editors before going to the final judge.
CLICK CONTEST PAGE FOR FULL INSTRUCTIONS
- New this year, submit your poem online.
- ABOUT THE JUDGE Marge Piercy has written 19 volumes of poetry including The Hunger Moon: New & Selected Poems 1980-2010, The Crooked Inheritance and in spring 2015, Made in Detroit; and a critically acclaimed memoir Sleeping with Cats. She has also authored17 novels including The New York Times Bestseller Gone To Soldiers; the National Bestsellers Braided Lives and The Longings of Women and the classics Woman on the Edge of Time and He, She and It; most recently Sex Wars.Born in center city Detroit, educated at the University of Michigan and Northwestern, the recipient of four honorary doctorates, she is active in antiwar, feminist and environmental causes.A popular speaker on college campuses, she has been a featured writer on Bill Moyers’ PBS Specials, Prairie Home Companion, Fresh Air, the Today Show, and many radio programs nationwide including Air America and Oprah & Friends. Her poems are read frequently on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac.Praised as one of the few American writers who are accomplished poets as well as novelists — Piercy is one of our country’s best selling poets — she is also the master of many genres: historical novels, science fiction (He, She, and It won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction in the United Kingdom), novels of social comment and contemporary entertainments. She has taught, lectured and/or performed her work at well over 400 universities around the world.“Marge Piercy is not just an author, she’s a cultural touchstone. Few writers in modern memory have sustained her passion, and skill, for creating stories of consequence.” -The Boston GlobeTHE 2016 CHAPBOOK CONTEST sponsored by the Comstock Writer’s Group will open August 1st:
Michael A Sickler will be the final judge. Chapbooks are screened by CR editors.
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WE HAVE A WINNER FOR THE 2015 CHAPBOOK CONTEST. CONGRATULATIONS TO JAMES ZIMMERMAN! SEE THE CHAPBOOK PAGE FOR WINNERS, HONORABLE MENTIONS AND FINALISTS.
WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO INFORM ALL OF YOU OF THE DEATH OF ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL FOUNDERS OF THE COMSTOCK REVIEW. JENNIFER MACPHERSON DIED TODAY OF A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF HEART TROUBLE. SHE WILL BE SORELY MISSED BY THE ENTIRE POETIC COMMUNITY.
IF ANY OF YOU WANT ANY OR ALL OF HER CHAPBOOKS, AND ARE WILLING TO INCLUDE MONEY ENOUGH FOR POSTAGE, WE WILL GLADLY SHARE THEM WITH YOU. SEND REQUESTS TO:
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