Joyce Kelley

Judged: Poem of the Year: Mar 2017-Apr 2018

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Joyce Kelley

Joyce Kelley is an Associate Professor of English at Auburn University at Montgomery where she teaches poetry writing and 19th and 20th century British and American literature.  She is the poetry editor of THAT Literary Review​ and a cellist in the Montgomery Symphony.  She has published two books: Excursions into Modernism:  Women Writers, Travel, and the Body (Ashgate, 2015) and Children’s Play in Literature:  Investigating the Strengths and the Subversions of the Playing Child (Routledge, 2019).


  • December 2020 Winners

    • First Place

      Avaricious
      by Judy Kaber
      The Waters

      Second Place

      To James Bulger, aged 2, murdered February 1993
      by two boys aged 10 in Liverpool, England
      by Christopher T. George
      Babilu

      Third Place

      Dr. Pachango’s Mango
      by Jim Fowler
      Babliu

  • November 2020 Winners

    • First Place

      Notorious RBG
      by Laurie Byro
      Babilu

      Second Place

      To My Old Age
      by Bob Bradshaw
      The Waters

      Third Place

      Beggar’s Lice
      by Ken Ashworth
      The Writer's Block