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Marr Poetry Prize


The 2017 Morton Marr Poetry Prize Winners


The winning poems appear in Volume 103, No. 1.

                           First Place
                     Kathleen McClung
                   "Biking Circle Drive"


Kathleen McClung’s first book, The Typists Play Monopoly, is from Kelsay Books. Her work appears widely in journals
and anthologies, including Mezzo Cammin, Unsplendid, Atlanta Review, Forgotten Women, Raising Lilly Ledbetter:
Women Poets Occupy the Workspace
, and elsewhere. Winner of the Rita Dove, Shirley McClure, and Maria W. Faust
poetry prizes, she teaches at Skyline College and The Writing Salon in San Francisco and serves as associate director
and sonnet judge for the Soul-Making Keats literary competition.

                         Second Place
                      Janice Northerns
                    "Hammock Psalm"


A native Texan, Janice Northerns currently lives in southwest Kansas, where she teaches English at a community
college. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Chariton Review, Roanoke Review, Southwestern
American Literature
, Descant, Iron Horse Literary Review, The Laurel Review, and elsewhere. Read more of her
poetry at or follow her on Twitter: @JaniceNortherns.



This year's judge was Erica Dawson.
Congratulations to all. It was an honor to read your work.