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.