Berwyn Moore to Receive the James Dickey Prize for Poetry

by Megan Sexton  ·  June 15, 2015

berwyn mooreWe are thrilled to announce Berwyn Moore as this year’s winner of the James Dickey Prize for Poetry. Her poems will be published in the Volume 17, number 2 issue of Five Points, and she will receive $1000.

Berwyn Moore has published two poetry collections, O Body Swayed and Dissolution of Ghosts, and edited the anthology Dwelling in Possibility: Voices of Erie County. She served as the inaugural Poet Laureate of Erie County, Pennsylvania, from 2009 to 2010. Her poems have won awards from the Bellevue Literary Review, The Pinch Literary Journal, Margie: The American Journal of Poetry, and Negative Capability Press and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She has poetry and prose published in The Southern Review, Shenandoah, Poetry Northwest, Nimrod, Journal of the American Medical Association, Kansas Quarterly, Cimarron Review and Public Health Reports. She teaches English at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania.