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The Summer 1949 issue featured an essay by Donald Gallup containing his wartime correspondence with Gertrude Stein. The photograph of Stein was taken by Carl Van Vechten on the terrace of her summer home of Bilignin on June 13, 1934.


Morton Marr Poetry Prize

(The winning poems appear in Southwest Review Volume 99, No. 1.)

Michael Shewmaker
First Place
"The Baptist"


Hope Coulter
Second Place
"Herbie K's"


Douglas Basford
Honorable Mention


Eleanor Franzen
Honorable Mention
"What They Say"


Nicholas Friedman
Honorable Mention
"The Illusionist"


The Finalists were: (in no particular order)

Elizabeth Vignali
Chelsea Woodard
Ben Courchesne
Michael Lavers
Katie Hartsock
Eric Smith
Anna Maria Hong
Thomas March
Brian Larsen
Kathleen McClung
David Landon
Bill Christophersen
James Najarian


This year's judge was J. D. McClatchy. Congratulations to all. It was an honor to read your work.

To submit your poem(s) for the 2014 Marr Poetry Prize contest, click here.

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