We’re very pleased to announce the 2018 Atticus Review Winter Poetry Contest winners. Congratulations to the writers below.

Thank you to all the wonderful writers who entered and to Aimee Nezhukumatathil for selecting the contest winners.

Beginning the week of April 16th we will be publishing the winning poems for the following four Wednesdays.

1st Prize

Human Uses” – Danielle Weeks

Danielle WeeksDanielle Weeks received an MFA in poetry through Eastern Washington University’s creative writing program, where she also served as the poetry editor for Willow Springs. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Bayou Magazine, Salt Hill Journal, Sugar House Review, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal, among others.








2nd Prize

The Twins In Sivan Are Not Identical” – Jane Medved

Jane MedvedJane Medved is the author of Deep Calls To Deep (winner of the Many Voices Project, New Rivers Press 2017) and the chapbook Olam, Shana, Nefesh (Finishing Line Press, 2014) Her recent essays and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Queen Mob’s Teahouse, The Tampa Review, The Cortland Review, Mudlark, 2River View and New American Writing. She is the poetry editor of the Ilanot Review, the on-line literary magazine of Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv. She lives and teaches creative writing in Jerusalem, Israel.






3rd Prize

Ode to Injection-Site Reactions” – Emily Rose Cole

Emily ColeEmily Rose Cole is a writer and disability advocate from Pennsylvania. She is the author of a chapbook, “Love & a Loaded Gun,” which was released in 2017 from Minerva Rising Press. She has received awards from Jabberwock Review, Philadelphia Stories, The Orison Anthology, and the Academy of American Poets. Her poetry as appeared in such journals as Nimrod, Carve and Mid-American Review, among others. She holds an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is pursuing a PhD in poetry and disability studies at the University of Cincinnati.









 “I Tell Anne Sexton about My Uterus” – Darla Himeles

Darla HimelesDarla Himeles is a poet, translator, and essayist. A two-time Pushcart-Prize nominee, Darla can be read in recent issues of Talking River, Naugatuck River Review, Storyscape, New Ohio Review, and Pittsburgh Poetry Review. She is an associate editor for The Stillwater Review and holds an AB in English from Bryn Mawr College and an MFA in poetry and poetry in translation from Drew University. She is currently a doctoral student in American literature at Temple University, where she teaches undergraduate poetry workshops, first-year writing, and literature classes. She lives in Philadelphia with her wife and daughter and is the author of the chapbook “Flesh Enough” (Get Fresh Books, 2017).







You Remember This” – Ian C. Williams

Ian WilliamsIan C. Williams is pursuing an MFA at Oklahoma State University, and edits the online poetry magazine, Jarfly. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Harpur Palate, and Salamander, among others, and his chapbook, House of Bones, is available from the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. He lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma with his wife, Bailey, along with their two dogs and two cats. He tweets at @ianwilliamspoet.








Pasta Night Without Diagnosis” – Chrissy Martin

Chrissy MartinChrissy Martin is a PhD student at Oklahoma State University and a recent graduate from the Poetry MFA program at Columbia College Chicago. She also holds a BA in English from The University of Akron. She is the Poetry Editor for Arcturus and an Editorial Assistant for Cimarron Review. Her work has appeared in Amazon’s Day One, Voicemail Poems, (b)OINK, Bad Pony, and Lit.Cat. Find her at chrissymartinpoetry.com.








Birthday Poem” – Robin Myers

Robin MyersRobin Myers is based in Mexico City and works as a translator. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals like the Washington Square Review, jubilat, The Offing, Tupelo Berlin Quarterly, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Big Lucks. She was the first-place winner of the 41st New Millennium Poetry Prize.