Southeast Missouri State University Press

Southeast Missouri State University

ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF THE 2019 COWLES POETRY PRIZE

We are excited to announce the winner of the 2019 Cowles Poetry Book Prize. The winning manuscript, selected by judge Brad Aaron Modlin, will be published in October, 2020, and the poet will be awarded $2000. We received more manuscripts this year than we ever have before, so the competition was fierce.

Winner:

Look Alive by Luiza Flynn-Goodlett


Luiza Flynn-Goodlett is the author of five chapbooks, most recently Tender Age, winner of the 2019 Charlotte Mew chapbook contest, forthcoming from Headmistress Press. Her poetry can be found in Third Coast, Pleiades, The Journal, The Common, and elsewhere. She serves as editor-in-chief of Foglifter and lives in sunny Oakland, California.

Finalists:

Naming the Lifeboat by Justin Gardiner
Terra Incognita by Sara Henning
After by Emily Jaeger
The Right Blue Dream House
by Claire McQuerry
Soft Palate by Anna Sutton

Semi-Finalists:

Eat the Marrow by Mara Adamitz Scrupe
Bluebird by James CrewsBluebird by James Crews
The Amateur Scientist’s Notebook by Jesse Delong
The Likes of Us by R.M. Kinder
Revoke by Joy Manesiotis
Dawn’s Early by Gloria Muñoz
Easy Victims to the Charitable Deceptions of Nostalgia by Emily Schulten
What Falls Away Is Always by Richard Terrill
House of Broken Tables
by Allison Wilkins

The 2020 Cowles Poetry Prize is currently open for submissions. You can learn more, here.