Princemere Poetry Prize

Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry. 
- W.B. Yeats



2023 PRINCEMERE Poetry Prize

PRINCEMERE announces that Kerry Rawlinson’s poem "a brutish numbing" has won the 2023 Princemere Poetry Prize. Kerry will be awarded $300.

Runners-up are Brian Billings' "A Feast in Five Courses for Kuwaiti Censors," Acie Clark’s "Temperance (Tickfield)," Lorraine Jeffery’s "Hoo-doo," and Victoria Melekian’s "Field Notes from the Apocalypse." Each poet will be awarded $50.

Finalists this year are Lindsay Adkins, Elizabeth Johnston Ambrose, Rachel Baum, Mary Buchinger, B. J. Buckley, Morgan Christie, Brad Davis, Khalil Elayan, Matt Gulley, Linda Flaherty Haltmaier, Judd Hess, Cindy Hill, Corinne Hughes, Michelle Lerner, Laurence Levey, Katharyn Howd Machan, Nate Maxson, Nathanael O’Reilly, Andrew Ranson, Stuti Pachisia, Hilary Sallick, David Sloan, Christopher Stewart, and Ellen Zhang.

The winning poem will appear here shortly.

Thank you to all who submitted poems to Princemere. It was an honor to have read your work.

-the PRINCEMERE staff


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