2nd Annual William Dickey Broadside Poetry Contest

Winners of the Second annual William Dickey Broadside poetry contest



BERKELEY, CA (February 24, 2016) – After receiving poetry submissions from across the country for the second annual William Dickey Memorial Broadside Contest, hit & run press has a winner, selected by poet Forrest Gander:

The Water in Which One Drowns Is Always an Ocean” by Jeff Encke.

From Tukwila, Washington, Encke served as writer-in-residence for the Program in Narrative Medicine while completing his PhD in English at Columbia University in 2002. He now teaches at Richard Hugo House in Seattle, Washington.

There were seven Honorable Mentions selected for the contest:

Joyce Hebb, “War and Mountains”

Don Colburn, “Indulgence”

Stephen Rhodes, “In the Garden”

Jennie Malboeuf, “A Story about Time”

Debbie Benson, “Malai Kallam”

Sammi Skolmoski, “He’s in the Bathtub, Others Elsewhere”

JL Schneider, “What if It’s True”
hit & run press launched the broadside contest in late 2014 in honor of poet and teacher, William Dickey. The goal of the annual contest is to promote the broadside form, as well as re-open a dialogue about Dickey, a lauded American poet who produced 15 books of poetry during his 30-year career.

First prize is $1,000  plus a limited edition letterpress broadside of the winning poem.