The Peninsula Pulse is excited to announce Wisconsin’s current Poet Laureate, Marilyn L. Taylor, is the poetry judge for this year’s Hal Grutzmacher Writers’ Exposé.
Taylor is the author of five collections of poetry including Subject to Change, which was nominated for the 2005 Poets Prize – an award for the best book of American poetry in the previous calendar year. She has a sixth collection, Going Wrong, due out in July 2009.
Her poetry has appeared in many journals including The Atlanta Review, Dogwood, The Formalist, Able Muse, and The Cream City Review. Her work has also appeared in numerous anthologies, she has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize and she is a contributing editor for The Writer Magazine.
No stranger to judging poetry, she has judged numerous contests including: The Wisconsin Academy Review Poetry competition, The Illinois State Poetry Society Contest, Academy of American Poets Contest, and UW-Green Bay’s Rising Phoenix Poetry Contest. Taylor also leads regular poetry workshops at Lawrence University’s Björklunden in Baileys Harbor.
Taylor says, “I really enjoy judging contests; it always exposes me to some excellent new poems, as well as to poets I may not have been aware of before.”
The deadline to submit to this year’s Hal Grutzmacher Writer’s Expose and Photography Jubilee is July 3. Stay tuned for further updates on the selection of a prose judge.