2022 Jeff Marks Poetry Prize Winners and Finalists

Posted on Sat, Mar 26, 2022

With much excitement, we announce the winners and finalists of our 2022 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize. The poems we received for our contest were exceptional (as always) and our judge Grace Cavalieri picked amazing poems that we are looking forward to sharing with you in our Spring/Summer 2021 issue Vol. 32.1. In the meantime, you can check out the winners and finalists below.


  • ravel by Lisa Cantwell

Honorable Mention

  • Pantoum for What Remains From Minidoka by John Sibley Williams


  • Pupil Paralyzed by P. Hodges Adams
  • Where the Redness Lives by Brenda Beardsley
  • Aubade in a Time of Stillness by Christian J. Collier
  • Damage by Sally Lipton Derringer
  • Spanish Web by Rebecca Foust
  • For Both Father and Frida by Kristina Moriconi
  • In Which I Consider Myself an Old Woman by Barbara Mossberg
  • The Vine by Alicia Rebecca Myers
  • Oral Presentation by Sarah Sousa
  • Papa Explains Why He Didn’t Go to the Vietnam Sit-in the Night They Dragged His Friends to Montgomery County Jail by Ariana Yeatts-Lonske

Thank you to everyone who sent us their work! And a huge thank you to our judge Grace Cavalieri!