Grace Cavalieri will Judge the 2022 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize

Posted on Mon, Sep 27, 2021

It is with deep appreciation and much excitement that we announce Grace Cavalieri as our next poetry contest judge! Cavalieri will select the winner, honorable mention, and finalists for our poetry contest this fall. Submissions will open on October 1, 2021.

Grace Cavalieri is the author of 26 books of poetry; the most recent is What the Psychic Said (2020). She has also written 26 plays that have been produced on American stages, including Quilting the Sun, presented at the Smithsonian Institution.

Grace Cavalieri has produced and hosted “The Poet and the Poem” weekly since 1977, first on WPFW-FM and now from the Library of Congress via NPR satellite and Pacifica Radio. 

In 2019, she was appointed the tenth Poet Laureate of Maryland.