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Stover Memorial Award


The 2012 Stover Memorial Award Winners

The Elizabeth Matchett Stover Memorial Award was established in 1978 by Jerry S. Stover of Dallas in memory of his mother, who was for many years a key member of the Southwest Review staff. The award consists of a $300 cash prize and is given to the author of the best poem published in the magazine during the preceding year.

John Hennessey

2012 Elizabeth Matchett Stover Award
"Green Man, Blue Pill"
(Volume 97, number 3)

John Hennessey is the author of Bridge and Tunnel, a poetry collection. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, LIT, The New Republic, The Antioch Review, Explosion-Proof Magazine, Harvard Review, The Yale Review, Jacket, and other journals. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts and serves as poetry editor at The Common, a new journal based at Amherst College.

Morri Creech

2012 Elizabeth Matchett Stover Award
"Age of Wonders"
(Volume 97, number 2)

Morri Creech’s collection Field Knowledge (Waywiser, 2006) won the first annual Anthony Hecht Prize. New work will appear or has been published in The Southern Review, The New Criterion, First Things, The Yale Review, and elsewhere. He teaches at Queens University of Charlotte. His third book, The Sleep of Reason, is forthcoming from Waywiser Press.