This page contains Editors’ Sample Poems.
Also Contest Winning poems from previous years
(scroll to bottom of this page.)
Comstock Review Editors
Betsy Anderson, co-managing editor – Woman in the Well & more
Michael Sickler, co-managing editor – Insomniac, Der Schlag, Flowing from the Eyes, Fiume
Peggy Sperber Flanders, asst. managing editor – Something is Up! and more
John Bellinger, chapbook editor – Unpublished elsewhere, listings & bio. Three Days Falling… and more. Published poems: If You Woke Right Now …& others.
Anne Fitzgerald – El Velorio, more coming soon
Michael McAnaney – Ahab’s Leg, Christmas
Georgia A. Popoff – The Hopeful Dialect of Marriage & more
Former Editors and Editors Emeriti:
Teresa Gilman – Mars Insomnia & bio (Associate Editor through 2004)
Mary McLaughlin Slechta – Kill the Deer, Crawl Space & others
Poems by the late Michael L. C. Morgan – Founding Editor, Editorial Board and Treasurer, 1987 – 2005: Excuses, Requiem and more.
Poems by the late Ann Silsbee, Editor 2001-2003: What Do You Mean, Praise? & more. See also: Review section on this site: The Critic’s Pen. New Book, 2006: Custom Word Press: Fullest Tide, the poems of Ann Silsbee edited by Gray Jacobik.
Featured Cover Photographers and Artists:
Past issues: Michael Sickler (both covers 20th anniversary editions), Teresa Gilman, Cathy Gibbons, Trudy Coleman
Featured cover Home page: Cover Art Fall/Winter 2007: Nicora Gangi, “Until Now” Pastel on Sennelier La Carte Paper, 9×12″. A member of the Syracuse University faculty for 29 years. More information in the magazine.
Cover, Fall/Winter 2004, vol. 18, #2: Sallie Bailey Photographer
Contest Winners’ Poems (Click here for 2005 Winners List)
2006 Winner’s Poem Allan Peterson, Antipyretic
Thomas Lux, Judge.
2005 Winner’s Poem Jamie Ross, Elope
Cornelius Eady, Judge.
2004 Winner’s Poem Judson Evans, Window Washer.
Molly Peacock, Judge.
2003 Winner’s Poem Stacie Cassarino, Half June.
David St. John, Judge.
2002 Winner’s Poem Melanie Almeder, Poem for the Man Who
Does Not Answer the Phone. Kelly Cherry, Judge.
2001 Winner’s Poem Paul Hostovsky, The Perfection.
Mary Oliver, Judge