February 22, 2017

Brandon Krieg of Columbia, Missouri won the 2016 Codhill Poetry Award for his manuscript In the Gorge. He received $1,000 plus 25 copies. Finalist for the 2015 ASLE Book Award in Environmental Creative Writing for Invasives (New Rivers Press) and author of Source to Mouth (New Michigan Press), his poems have appeared widely, including in Antioch Review, Crazyhorse, FIELD, The Iowa Review, West Branch, and elsewhere. Founding editor of The Winter Anthology, Brandon Krieg is an assistant professor of English at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.  

Congratulations as well to our finalists:

Ryan Bayless, Austin, Texas
Danielle Hanson, Atlanta, Georgia
Linda Cooper, Seattle, Washington

And to our semifinalists:

Joan Baranow, Mill Valley, California
Nausheen Eusuf, Newton, Massachusetts
Margaret Young, Beverly, Massachusetts
Ian Wilson, Santa Monica, California
Kevin McLellan, Cambridge, Massachusetts
George Looney, Erie, Pennsylvania
Rae Gouirand, Davis, California
Matthew Ulland, Carmel, New York
James Udall, Vienna, Virginia
Jane Wayne, St. Louis, Missouri


Steve Lautermilch, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Terry Ann Thaxton, Winter Springs, Florida
Erin Elizabeth Smith, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Nikia Leopold, Ruxton, Maryland
Joe DeLong, Shaker Heights, Ohio
R. Manaster, Champaign, Illinois
Jed Myers, Seattle, Washington
James Zimmerman, Pleasantville, New York
Barbara Draper, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Elisabeth Murawski, Alexandria, Virginia

Thanks to all of you who entered the competition. We could not have sponsored the award without your support.

The annual award is given for a full-length (48+ page) poetry manuscript. The next deadline is December 30, 2017. Please consider resubmitting your work this year. All manuscripts are read anonymously and at least twice. For complete details, please visit our website, www.codhill.com.

Wishing you much continued success with all of your writing and publishing endeavors.


Pauline Uchmanowicz
Contest Coordinator

David Appelbaum