Honors & Awards

Shippy Wins Best American Poetry Poem Contest #1

The challenge?  John Lawrence Ashbery, guest editor of the inaugural volume in The Best American Poetry series in 1988, has the same middle name as an American poet of note, born in the nineteenth century, whose work appears in The Oxford Book of American Poetry. Name him and write a sonnet  rhymed or unrhymed  comparing the two poets.

The winning poem?  Bricolage of Little J.A. (In Replica Mudville Jersey)

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Shippy Wins Best American Poetry Poem Contest #1

updated: 9 years ago