Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing

Current Winner

The current winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry

We are very pleased to announce that Stephanie Lenox’s The Business, selected by final judge Laura Kasischke, is the winner of the 2015 Colorado Prize for Poetry. Her book will be published by the Center for Literary Publishing in November 2015.

Stephanie Lenox is the author of one book of poetry, Congress of Strange People and a poetry chapbook, The Heart That Lies Outside the Body, winner of the Slapering Hol Chapbook Competition. Her awards include artist fellowships from Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission. She teaches creative writing at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.


Link to a poem from The Business, recently published in the Baltimore Review.

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