It is with great pleasure to announce our 2017 winners of the Cogswell Award contest. It was yet another rich year of wonderful poetry, and this year was by far the most successful of all RCLAS’s Cogswell awards. We began the Cogswell Award in 2014 and it has been growing since then, becoming one of the most popular of our contests. We received a record number of poetry books from all across the country. Thank you to our judge, Candice James.
WINNERS of the 2017 Fred Cogswell Award For Excellence In Poetry
1st Place ($500):
Johanna Skibsrud, THE DESCRIPTION OF THE WORLD (A Bookrider Book/Wolsak and Wynn)
2nd Place ($250): Timothy Shay, THE DIRTY KNEES OF PRAYER (Caitlin Press)
3rd Place ($100): Eva Tihanyi, THE LARGENESS OF RESCUE (Inanna Publications)