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Olivet College announces Abbie M. Copps Poetry Prize winner
Nov 19, 2012

Mary Jo Firth Gillett, the judge for Olivet College’s 46th Abbie M. Copps Poetry Prize, announced her selections at a public reading given on campus Nov. 15. This year’s winner of the Copps Prize is Jed Myers for his poem, “Blue.”

Jed Myers was born in Philadelphia in 1952. He studied poetry at Tufts University. His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Nimrod International Journal, Atlanta Review, Chaffin Journal, Pisgah Review, Palooka, Spoon River Poetry Review, Floating Bridge Review, Fugue, Golden Handcuffs Review, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Rose Alley Press anthology Many Trails to the Summit, and elsewhere. He has served editorially for Tufts Literary Magazine, Chrysanthemum and Drash. He has made his home and raised a family in Seattle, Wash., where he works as a psychiatrist with a therapy practice and teaches at the University of Washington.

Two honorable mentions were also named: “Burnt” by Rosalie Sanara Petrouske and “Bad Egg” by Elizabeth Kerlikowske.

Rosalie Sanara Petrouske received her Master of Arts in English and writing from Northern Michigan University in Marquette. She is an associate adjunct instructor in the English Department at Lansing Community College where she currently teaches freshman composition and creative writing classes. She loves hiking and being lost in the spring woods looking for waterfalls. She has had poetry published in many literary journals and anthologies including Passages North, The Seattle Review, Red Rock Review, and Third Wednesday. Two chapbooks of her poetry were published with Finishing Line Press and March Street Press. She is currently working on her first novel.

Elizabeth Kerlikowskes works have appeared in many venues, print and online, including, most recently, SLAB, New Verse News, The Ambassador Project, Blazevox, and the Dunes Review where she was the winner of the 2010 Shaw Prize for poetry. In 2008, she won the Binnacle’s Ultrashort Fiction Award.

The Copps Prize is an annual award for a single poem, given in honor of Abbie M. Copps, a longtime faculty member of Olivet College. All of the selected poems will be featured in Olivet College’s literary magazine, The Garfield Lake Review, in its April 2013 issue. Submissions for the award are accepted in August and October. For more information about the prize, contact the contest director, Martha Perkins, Ph.D., professor of humanities, at mperkins@olivetcollege.edu.


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