Troy Jollimore

Judged: Jul-Sep 2012

Troy Jollimore

Troy Jollimore

Troy Jollimore is a professor in the philosophy department at California State University, Chico. His most recent collection of poetry is At Lake Scugog (Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets, 2011). His first collection, Tom Thomson in Purgatory, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry in 2006. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Poetry, Ploughshares, The Washington Post, Exile Quarterly, and elsewhere.

He was the Outstanding Professor at CSU Chico in 2009-2010, and has been the recipient of fellowships from Bread Loaf and the Stanford Humanities Center. His philosophical books include Love’s Vision (Princeton, 2011) and On Loyalty (Routledge, 2012).


  • April 2021 Winners

    • First Place

      What If I Wasn’t Born as Much as I Fell Out
      by Jim Zola
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Sycamore Dreams
      by Terry Ofner
      The Waters

      Third Place

      A Clear Crisp Morning
      by Kenny A. Chaffin
      Wild Poetry Forum

  • March 2021 Winners

    • First Place

      What if the Wages of Dying is Love
      by Jim Zola
      The Waters

      Second Place

      The Heart is not earthbound
      by Michael Virga
      The Writer's Block

      Third Place

      Ode to My Ears
      by Bob Bradshaw
      The Writer's Block