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Stover Memorial Award


The 2013 Elizabeth Matchett Stover Memorial Award

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.


Marit MacArthur

2013 Elizabeth Matchett Stover Award
"The Dwarf Lemon Speaks"
(Volume 98, number 1)

Marit MacArthur is an associate professor of English at CSU Bakersfield. Her essays, reviews, interviews, translations, and poems have appeared in ZYZZYVA, American Poetry Review, World Literature Today, PMLA, The Yale Review, LIT, Poetry Flash, Contemporary Poetry Review, Poetry International, VERSE, and other journals. She is an MFA candidate in poetry at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.

Joseph Campana

2013 Elizabeth Matchett Stover Award
"The Baptist"
(Volume 98, number 2)

Joseph Campana is a poet, critic, and scholar of Renaissance literature. He is the author of The Pain of Reformation: Spenser, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Masculinity (Fordham University Press, 2012), and two collections of poetry, The Book of Faces (Graywolf, 2005) and Natural Selections (2012), which received the Iowa Poetry Prize. His poems appear in Slate, Kenyon Review, Poetry, Conjunctions, Colorado Review, and many other venues. He teaches literature and creative writing at Rice University.