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The 2022 Poetry Contest Winner

Congratulations to Caitlin Wilson, whose poem, "Watershed," won the 2022 Enoch Pratt Free Library Poetry Contest. This contest was judged by Little Patuxent Review.

Caitlin Wilson, the 2022 Poetry Contest winner

Caitlin Wilson, the 2022 Poetry Contest winner

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Caitlin Wilson is a Maryland poet. She holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her writing has appeared in ENTROPY, filling Station, Iron Horse Literary Review, McNeese Review, RHINO, Rogue Agent, and Wildness. She was a 2021 Sewanee Writer’s Conference contributor and recipient of VCU’s 2021 and 2020 Graduate Poetry Awards, a 2019 AWP Intro Journals Project award, the 2018 Henrietta Spiegel Creative Writing Award, and a Jiménez-Porter Literary Prize for Poetry. She previously served as managing editor of Blackbird.

Read Little Patuxent Review's interview with Caitlin Wilson.

Runners-up were Alicia Potee, for "Fever," and Robert Schreur, for “When in Baltimore.”

The poems by all three finalists will be published in Little Patuxent Review’s summer 2022 issue and celebrated at a public event on Tuesday, August 16 at 6:30 pm. The winning poem may also be turned into a collectible broadside. For more information, please email

There were 195 poems submitted to the 2022 Poetry Contest, representing 68 cities and towns and 20 counties in Maryland plus Baltimore City.

Thank you to everyone who entered the 2022 Poetry Contest!

Check out our upcoming poetry events for adults:
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