Codhill Press is devoted exclusively to the advancement and appreciation of the finest works in poetry and prose which promise to search out important meanings for our lives.

We are pleased to announce the winners of the
2020 Codhill Press Poetry Award.



Sole Impression

by Barry Sternlieb

Sole Impression is a collection of Poetry that covers a broad range of subjects from the personal to the universal.

About the Author:
Barry Sternlieb is the author of Winter Crows (2008 winner of the Codhill Press Chapbook Award), and three other chapbooks. His work appears in Poetry, The Yale Review, Southern Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Sewanee Review, Gettysburg Review, New England Review, Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, Commonweal, and others.

Sole Impression
Sweet Ride by Bruce Craven

Sweet Ride

by Bruce Craven

Enter the fairy-tale of pre-dawn Fifth Avenue, as ‘90s nightlife ingenue, Lilly Lejeune, strolls past Tiffany’s. Her plan is to live her own best version of the iconic Manhattan film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The actress Audrey Hepburn is Lilly’s north-star.

About the Author:
Bruce Craven is a writer, public speaker and educator. He teaches leadership at Columbia Business School, including his popular management elective “Leadership through Fiction.” His nonfiction book Win or Die: Leadership Secrets from Game of Thrones was published by MacMillan in 2019. His poetry collection Buena Suerte in Red Glitter was published by Red Dirt Press in 2019.


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There is no more important function of writing at this time than to call us to awaken. The state of siege under which human consciousness—human conscience—is living has not abated in the time since Blake wrote. The seriousness of the situation has only intensified. To serve our memory of what is truly important: to that the writer should be a guide.

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