2018 Dan Veach Prize for Younger Writers Award Winner: Alyssa Cruz

Congratulations to Alyssa Cruz, the 2018 Dan Veach Prize for Younger Writers Award Winner for her poem “I’m Noticing You Noticing Me, So Before You Ask,” which will appear in our Fall 2018 issue.

Alyssa Cruz is a Fillipina-American poet, born and raised in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington. She is a recent graduate of the University of Washington, who had the privilege of studying poetry abroad for two months in Rome, Italy. 

This year’s judge was JC Reilly.

2018 International Poetry Prize Winner: Carlos Andrés Gómez

Congratulations to Carlos Andrés Gómez, the 2018 International Poetry Prize Winner for his poem “Underground,” which will appear in our Fall 2018 issue.

Carlos Andrés Gómez is a Colombian-American poet and a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Winner of the 2018 Sequestrum Editor’s Reprint Award in Poetry, 2015 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize, and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his work has appeared in the North American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Rumpus, BuzzFeed Reader, Rattle, CHORUS: A Literary Mixtape (Simon & Schuster, 2012), and elsewhere. For more: CarlosLive.com

This year’s judge was Julie Kane.

2017 International Poetry Prize Winner: Mary Makofske

Congratulations to Mary Makofske, the 2017 International Poetry Prize Winner for her poem “Nasreen’s Story,” which will appear in our Fall 2017 issue.

This year’s judge was Cecilia Woloch.

Mary Makofske

Mary Makofske’s books are World Enough, and Time (Kelsay, 2017) ; Traction (Ashland, 2011), winner of the Richard Snyder Prize, Eating Nasturtiums, winner of a Flume Press chapbook prize, and The Disappearance of Gargoyles. Her poems have appeared recently in Poetry East, Southern Poetry Review, Briar Cliff Review, Antiphon, Paterson Literary Review, Crosswinds, The Stillwater Review, and Whale Road Review. She received second prize in the 2015 Allen Ginsberg Awards. www.marymakofske.com