Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award Winner 2007

Michael Meyerhofer of Muncie, Indiana won the 2007 Codhill Poetry Chapbook Prize for his manuscript The Clay-Shaper’s Husband. He received $500 plus 50 copies. Winner of the Liam Rector First Book Prize for his poetry collection Leaving Iowa (Briery Creek Press, 2007) and author of three previous chapbooks, his work has appeared in Ploughshares, North American Review, Verse, Margie, and elsewhere.

  • Amy Nawrocki, Hamden, Connecticut

    Kent Nielsen, Grand Island, Nebraska

    Michael Carmen, Yonkers, New York

  • Gay Baines, East Aurora, New York

    Richard Amelar, Wanaque, New Jersey

    Shawn Fawson, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Emma Miniscalco, Washington, DC

    Katherine Edgren, Dexter, Michigan

    Charles Atkinson, Soquel, California

    Marco Dominguez, Lubbock, Texas

    Dave Seter, Petaluma, California

  • Jill Breckenridge, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Rod Farmer, Farmington, Maine

    Caridad McCormick, Miami, Florida

    Kathleen Ellis, Orono, Maine

    Jampa Williams, West Hartford, Connecticut

    John Miller, Lexington, Virginia

    Nick Harris, Edmonds, Washington

    Steve Lautermilch, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

    Yahya Frederickson, Moorhead, Minnesota

    Sally Molini, Omaha, Nebraska

    Sherman Pearl, Santa Monica, California

    David Crews, Basking Ridge, New Jersey

    Devorah Nanm, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

    John Pursley III, Boyle, Mississippi

    Robert Haight, Marcellus, Michigan

    Katherine Dimma, New York, New York

Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award Winner 2008

Barry Sternlieb of Richmond, Massachusetts won the 2008 Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for his manuscript Winter Crows. He received $500 plus 50 copies. Author of the poetry collection Thoreau’s Hat (Brooding Heron Press, 1994), his poems have appeared in many literary journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Beloit Poetry Review, The Midwest Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Poetry, Poetry East, Poetry Northwest, The Southern Review, Tar River Poetry, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Wilderness. He is editor of Mad River Press, which specializes in handmade letterpress poetry chapbooks and prints.

  • Sibyl James, Seattle, Washington

    Elizabeth Rees, Silver Springs, Maryland

    John Surowiecki, Amston, Connecticut

  • Karen Wolf, Chicago, Illinois

    Steven Lautermilch, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

    Eric Nelson, Statesboro, Georgia

    Mike Jurkovic, Wallkill, New York

    David Scheler, Cross Plains, Wisconsin

    Keli Stafford, Aumsville, Oregon

    Leonore Hildebrandt, Harrington, Maine

  • Mark Terrill, Hafenstraße, Germany
    Shane Seely, St. Louis, Missouri
    John Miller, Lexington, Virginia
    Judson Simmons, Houston, Texas
    Martin Willitts, Syracuse, New York
    Nick Lantz, Madison, Wisconsin
    Daniel Terry, Wilmington, North Carolina
    Nancy Carlson, Silver Springs, Maryland
    Bonnie Lee Widerman, Irving, California
    Mark DeFoe, Buckhannon, West Virginia
    Ellen Kirvih Dudis, Pocomoke City, Maryland
    Jeanine Stevers, Sacramento, California
    Royal Potter, Mt. Kisco, New York
    K. Mortenson, Stanford, Connecticut

Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award Winner 2009

Elizabeth Rees of Silver Springs, Maryland won the 2009 Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for her manuscript Tilting Gravity. She received $500 plus 50 copies. Author of the award-winning poetry chapbooks Now That We’re Here (Spire Press, 2008), Hard Characters (March Street Press, 2002), and Balancing China (Sow’s Ear Press, 1998), her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Agni, Hanging Loose, Ironwood, Kenyon Review, Mid-American Review, New England Review, The North American Review, Partisan Review, Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, River Styx, Southern Poetry Review, and Third Coast. Elizabeth Rees has taught creative writing at the U.S. Naval Academy, Johns Hopkins, Howard University, Boston University, and Boston College. Currently, she works as a Poet-in-the-Schools for the Maryland State Arts Council and serves as a writing consultant to PBS/Scholastic.

  • Jesse Nathan, San Francisco, California

    Jeanine Stevens, Sacramento, California

    Michael Miller, Northampton, Massachusetts

    Deborah Kroman, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Don Colburn, Portland, Oregon

    Ruth Holzer, Herdon, Virginia

    Judith Hemshmeyer, Winter Park, Florida

    Travis Brown, Robinson, Illinois

    Early Metras, Easthampton, Massachusetts

    Kathleen Novak, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Guy Reed, Saugerties, New York

    Rachel Flynn, Mundelein, Illinois

    Edward Carvalho, Indiana, Pennsylvania

  • Myron Ernst, Vestal, New York

    Mark Smith Soto, Greensboro, North Carolina

    Sibyl James, Seattle, Washington

    Janet Taliaferro, Leesburg, Virginia

    Jeanette Barnes, Pineville, California

    1. R. Thelin, Buena Vista, California

    Benjamin Vogt, Lincoln, Nebraska

    Ellin Dudis, Pocomoke City, Maryland

    Lynda Self, Waynesville, North Carolina

    Jeff Ingram, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

    Ted Gilley, Bennington, Vermont

    Marcia Casey, Wilson, New York

Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award Winner 2010

Matthew Nienow of Port Townsend, Washington won the 2010 Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for his manuscript The End of the Folded Map. He received $1,000 plus 50 copies. Author of poetry chapbooks The Smallest Working Pieces (Toadlily Press, 2009) and Two Sides of the Same Thing (Southeast Missouri State Press, 2007), his poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Atlanta Review, Best New Poets 2007, Cincinnati Review, Indiana Review, New England Review, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, and Willow Springs. Recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the University of Washington, and Seattle’s 4Culture, Matthew Nienow holds an MFA from the University of Washington, where he was the Lauren D. Milliman Fellow. He currently attends the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in preparation for opening his own boat shop.

  • Michael Miller, Northampton, Massachusetts

    Ruth Holzer, Herdon, Virginia

    Becky Kennedy, Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts

    David King, Greely, Colorado

  • Jesse Nathan, San Francisco, California

    Deborah Kroman, Kansas City, Missouri

    Ellen Young, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    Arthur Ginsberg, Seattle, Washington

    Michael Desilets, Los Angeles, California

    Judson Simmons, Yonkers, New York

    Gail Segal, New York, New York

    Gordon Preston, Modesto, California

    Leslie Shinn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Steve Lautermilch, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

  • Matt Schumacher, Rhododendron, Oregon

    Margot Wizansky, Brookline, Massachusetts

    Mary Jablonski, Saratoga Springs, New York

    Nikki Leopold, Ruxton Heights, Maryland

    Lois Harrod, Hopewell, New Jersey

    Bern Mulvey, Morioka-shi Iwate-ken, Japan

    Valentina Gnup, Portland, Oregon

    Ilmars Uldis Purens, Daytona Beach, Florida

    Jessica Daigle, Lubbock, Texas

    Francine Witte, New York, New York

    Michael Fallon, Baltimore, Maryland

    Jnana Hodson, Dover, New Hampshire

    Lois Edstrom, Coupeville, Washington

Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award Winner 2011

Tom Boswell of Evansville, Wisconsin won the 2011 Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for his manuscript Midwestern Heart. He received $1,000 plus 50 copies. Recipient of a poetry fellowship from Fishtrap in 2006, his work has appeared in Blue Earth Review, The Dos Passos Review, Front Range Review, Poet Lore, Potomac Review, Rattle, Sojourn, Wisconsin Academy Review, and elsewhere. Currently a grant writer in Madison, Wisconsin, Tom Boswell is also a freelance photographer and journalist.

  • Nikia Leopold, Ruxton Heights, Maryland

    Sonia Greenfield, Los Angeles, California

    Robert King, Greely, Colorado

    Sally Molini, Omaha, Nebraska

  • Lucile Burt, South Wellfleet, Massachusetts

    Brian Heston, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Jeanine Stevens, Sacramento, California

    Elizabeth Swann, Charlotte, North Carolina

    Claudia Putnam, Silt, Colorado

    Jack Lindeman, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania

    Gary Lark, Ashland, Oregon

    Cherise Wyneken, Albany, California

    1. J. Harrison, Lawrence, Kansas

    David Olsen, Oxford, England

    Norma Westwood, Alexandria, Virginia

    Lorraine Brown, Mashpee, Massachusetts

    Monica Adams, Ruckersville, Virginia

    Mary Bass Poulin, Carrabasset Valley, Maine

  • Kurt Olsson, Germantown, Maryland

    David Sloan, Brunswick, Maine

    Jennifer Tappenden, St. Louis, Missouri

    Joan Siegel, Blooming Grove, New York

    Francis Klein, Glen Ridge, New Jersey

    Bern Mulvey, Morioka-shi Iwate-ken, Japan

    Josiah Bancroft, Wilmington, Delaware

    Mark McKain, Altamonte Springs, Florida

    Ron Mohring, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

    Karen Maceira, Slidell, Louisiana

    Patric Pepper, Washington, DC

    Jim Tilley, Bedford Corners, New York

    Daniel Lusk, Burlington, Vermont

    Carol Tyx, Iowa City, Iowa

Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award Winner 2012

Heather Cousins of Monroe, Georgia won the 2012 Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for her manuscript Freeze. She received $1,000 plus 50 copies. Heather Cousins holds an AB in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College, an MA from the Writing Seminars of Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Georgia, where she also was a Park Postdoctoral Fellow. Author of Something in the Potato Room, winner of the 2009 Kore Press Book Award (selected by Patricia Smith), and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems have appeared in Alehouse, Blue Earth Review, Cave Wall, The Country Dog Review, Passages North, Permafrost, Pleiades, Southern Poetry Review, and elsewhere.

  • Elise Hempel, Charleston, Illinois

    Steve Cushman, Greensboro, North Carolina

  • Norma Westwood, Alexandria, Virginia

    Ron Watson, Madisonville, Kentucky

    Steve Lautermilch, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

    Lisa Mangini, Enfield, Connecticut

    Chloé Leisure, Fort Collins, Colorado

    Judith Saunders, Fishkill, New York

    David Olsen, Abingdon, England

    Jeanine Stevens, Sacramento, California

  • Brian Patrick Heston, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Ken Autrey, Auburn, Alabama

    Brad Johnson, Boca Raton, Florida

    Roseanne Singer, Takoma Park, Maryland

    Lucy Winborne, Longwood, Florida

    Don Boes, Lexington, Kentucky

    Jacqueline Jules, Arlington, Virginia

    Mary Jo Gillet, Pleasant Ridge, Michigan

    Thomas Reynolds, Paola, Kansas

    George Northrup, New Hyde Park, New York

    James Scuton, McKenzie, Tennessee

    Duncan Campbell, Coventry, Connecticut

    Wanda Praisner, Bedminster, New Jersey

    Jennifer Lagier, Marina, California

    Leslie Shinn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    B. Follett, Sausalito, California

    M. Nicholson, Pasadena, California