We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Codhill Press Pauline Uchmanowicz Poetry Award.

Barry SternliebBarry Sternlieb, of Richmond, Massachusetts, for his collection Sole Impression.

Barry Sternlieb lives in the hills of western MA. His work has appeared in Poetry, The Southern Review, Yale Review, The Sewanee Review, Gettysburg Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, and others. The recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Poetry, he is also the author of four chapbooks, the latest of which, Winter Crows, won the 2008 Codhill Press prize. From 1986-2016, he edited Mad River Press, specializing in the very slow creation of handcrafted, limited edition letterpress poetry broadsides and chapbooks. The Mad River archive is housed in The Chapin Library at Williams College.

Congratulations as well to our finalists:
Jake Young | Santa Cruz, California
Jonathan Greenhause | Jersey City, New Jersey
Jed Myers | Seattle , Washington
Helen Wickes | Oakland, California
Lauren de Paepe | Helena, Montana
John Struloeff | Malibu, California

And to our semifinalists:
John, Krumberger | Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lindsay Ahl | Santa Fe, New Mexico
Charles Kell | East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Mel Elberger | Elizabeth, New Jersey

Laton Carter | Eugene, Oregon
Julia Leverone | Dallas, Texas
Marion Brown | Yonkers, New York
Jake Young | Santa Cruz, California

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, 2021. Please consider resubmitting your work this year. All manuscripts are read anonymously and at least twice.

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

James Sherwood
Contest Coordinator

Susannah Appelbaum

David Appelbaum