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).


  • November 2021 Winners

    • First Place

      Cycling Across t’Bridge
      by Ieaun ap Hywel
      The Writer's Block

      Second Place

      Now Hear the Word of the Lord
      by Jim Zola
      The Waters

      Third Place

      Opening the Letter
      by Jim Doss
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Honorable Mention

      Help Wanted
      by Mary MacGowan
      The Waters

      Honorable Mention

      Ode to a Hummingbird
      by RC James
      Babilu

      Honorable Mention

      Sizing Up
      by Paul A. Freeman
      The Write Idea

  • October 2021 Winners

    • First Place (Tie)

      Anna and the Scourge
      by RC James
      Babilu

      First Place (Tie)

      Mother Banana
      by Christina Vanthul
      Babilu

      Second Place

      Neighbors
      by Jim Doss
      Wild Poetry Forum