We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2023 Codhill Press Pauline Uchmanowicz Poetry Award.

Nathan Manley, of Windsor, CO for his collection Native.

Nathan Manley is a poet, translator, and contracts attorney from Windsor, Colorado. He holds a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Northern Colorado and a juris doctor from the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of two chapbooks, Numina Loci (Mighty Rogue Press, 2018) and Ecology of the Afterlife (Split Rock Press, 2021). Recent poems and Latin translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Tahoma Literary Review, Spillway, Image, Portland Review, The Classical Outlook, and others. His work has been nominated for Best of the Net and a Pushcart Prize. You can find his writing and instrumental music at nathanmmanley.com


Sheila Bonnell, South Orleans, MA

Kathryn Jordan, Berkley, CA

Greg Rappleye, Grand Haven MI

Jake Young, Santa Cruz, CA

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, 2024. 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