THE COMSTOCK REVIEW ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST

The Comstock Review presents the winners of the 2014 Muriel Craft Bailey Contest

Judge: Kwame Dawes

First Prize, $1,000
Brionne Janae of Medford, MA for Momma Blues

Second Prize, $250
Katherine Christensen of Durango, CO for The Right Words

Third Prize, $100
Jeanne Julian of New Bern, NC for The Insouciant Translator

Honorable Mention Poets will be selected from the Special Merit poems by
The Comstock Review Editors, posted on the website and on our Facebook page
Honorable Mention poets receive a one year subscription to Comstock Review

Special Merit Recognition Poets in Alphabetic Order

Leslie Danel Batty of Lafayette, IN for Meanwhile
Helen Marie Casey of Sudbury, MA for Clamor of Prayer
Sharon L. Charde of Lakeville, CT for This Morning
John Davis of Bainbridge Island, WA (2 poems) Locomotive
and Phone Call
Teresa Gilman of Syracuse, NY ( two poems) Meet me
and Rustling change
Michael Harty of Prairie Village, KS for Retirement
Don Judson of Attleboro, MA for Easter
Steve Lautermilch of Kill Devil Hills, NC 2 [poems) A Standing Wave
and Hokusai Aside
Ed McManis of Larkspur, CA for Joan Marlowe Dances
Alice Osborn of Raleigh, NC, for LBJ Takes Off
Kathleen R. O’Toole of Takoma Park, MD for Sarah, Siren
Sophia Rivkin of Southfield, MI for Little Songs for Sylvia Plath
Jamie Ross of Carson, NM for In the Whinny of Lost Horses
Lisa J. Sullivan of Plymouth, MA for The Childless Mother
Jeanne Wagner of Kensington, CA (three  poems) Ceteris Paribus; Eve After Eve;
and My Mother’s Ataxia.
Paul Weidknect of Philipsburg, NJ for Wishing you Knew Jersey

All poems listed will be published in CR Vol. 28, #2.
All poems are screened by the Comstock Review Editors.
Editors and Final Judge do not know the poets’ names until winners are selected.

Comstock Writers Group Chapbook Award for 2014

The Comstock Review Editors and Judge John M. Bellinger are pleased to announce:

THE COMSTOCK WRITERS GROUP CHAPBOOK CONTEST WINNER 2014:

STEVE MCDONALD from Murrieta, CA GOLDEN FISH / DARK POND
        Award:
$1,000 and 50 Copies of the Winning Chapbook

HONORABLE MENTION CHAPBOOKS (in alphabetic order)
B.J. Buckley from Power, MT for Sonata in Earth Minor
Kim Garcia from Chestnut Hill, MA for Tales of the Sisters
Eric Nelson from Statesboro, CA for Small Wonders

SPECIAL MERIT CHAPBOOKS 

Christopher Bursk from Langhorne Manor, CA for Light at the Window
Lucinda Grey from Charlotte, NC for Separate in the Evening
Lois Grunwald from Talent, OR for Capacious Earth
Elizabeth Carothers Herron from Graton, CA for In the Cities of Sleep
Dave Jarecki from Portland, OR for Notes on the Distorted Pseudo-Self
P.M.F. Johnson from Minneapolis, MN for Family Haunts
Holly Karapetkova from Arlington, VA for Holding Air
Miho Nonaka from Wheaton, IL for Autumn Troupe
Gordon Preston from Modesto, CA for Lost Kites
Red Hawk from Monticello, AR for The Code of the Lakota
Marzelle Robertson from Mt. Vernon, TX for Three Red Mineral Blocks
Mike Schneider from Pittsburgh, PA for Shaped Like a Mouth to Catch Rain
James Scruton from McKenzie, TN for Blind Season
Peter Tolly from Neenah, WI for Deer Run and Dead Lift
Dennis Trudell from Madison, WI for Some Futures

We congratulate all the poets  above whose chapbooks were considered by the judge.

We thank all contestants for their entries. All will receive a copy of the winning chapbook upon publication.
If you entered the chapbook contest and would prefer to receive The Comstock Review Awards Edition,
(Kwame Dawes, Final Judge,
Vol. 28, #2) please contact us at poetry@comstockreview.org

PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN FOR INFORMATION ON THE JESSIE BRYCE NILES CHAPBOOK CONTEST.
ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER AUGUST 1, 2015.  NEW RULES COMING AND MUST BE FOLLOWED.
First Prize: $1,000 plus publication and 50 author’s copies

Welcome to the all New ComstockReview.org

The website is still a work in progress. We hope to offer online subscriptions soon!

COMSTOCK REVIEW OPEN READING PERIOD

January 1 to March 31, 2015

Please do not send submissions before December 15, 2014.

MORE INFORMATION COMING!