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2016 Abbie M. Copps Poetry Contest


The 52nd Annual Abbie M. Copps Poetry Prize Winner will be featured in the 2017 edition of The Garfield Lake Review.


The 2016 judge is Marcus Wicker. Mr. Wicker is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, The Missouri Review’s Miller Audio Prize, as well as fellowships from Cave Canem and The Fine Arts Work Center.  His previous collection Maybe the Saddest Thing, a National Poetry Series winner, was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award.  Wicker’s poems have appeared in The NationPoetry, American Poetry ReviewOxford American, and Boston Review. His second book, Silencer, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2017.


The entry fee is $5 per poem. To review contest guidelines and submit your work, please visit our Submittable site and click on the Abbie M. Copps category. For further information, please contact the contest administrator Laura Barlond-Maas.

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