The Dwight and Leola Stocker Prize

Awarded for excellence in English writing: prose or poetry.

2020 Winner: Karina Pantoja

Previous Prize Recipients

2019 – Meredith Ashton, Gaby Cordova, and Madeline Lauver

2018 – Margaret Doele, Elise Renee Houcke, Kate Liska and Ian Zigterman

2017 – Erin Elizabeth Bensinger, Serena Li Bonarski, Jon R. Jerow, and Caroline Marie Peterson

2016 – Justin Howard Danzy, Natalie Ruth Martell, and Malika Anne Mitra

2015 – Kate Belew (poetry), Jane Huffman (poetry), Hamin Kang (fiction), and Katherine Rapin (nonfiction/journalism)

2014 – Dacota Clement, David Landskroener, and Trevor Vader

2013 – Emily E. Guzman, Hannah D. Harrison, Frances Hoepfner, and Kelsy J. Nuttall

2012 – Stewart Finnegan, Kimberly Grabowski, and Revecca Ellen Staudenmair

2011 – Mary B. Corcoran, Maghan M. Jackson, and Lauren Moran

2010 – Claire E. Edder, Jared J. Devitt, and Jessica R. Maas

2009 – Peter Hopkins, Kathryn Prout, Jillian Regal, and Allison Semperger

2008 – Danielle Badra

2007 – Megan Chuhran, Caitlen Frank, Carly Orosz, and Lauren Trager

2006 – Nick Benca, Anne Holmes, and Meridel Thomson

2005 – Meredith Adams-Smart, Tiffany Antor, Julie Faust, and Will Miller

2004 – Michael Gosack, Matt Pieknik, Joe Tracz and Katie Zapoluch

2003 – Michael Gouin, Nan Young Lee, Jeffrey J. Richardson, and Sara Wiener

2002 – Larissa Brezden, Alyssa Knickerbocker, Christine McIsaac

2001 – Ann Cwiek, Sam Garman, Stephanie Moses

2000 – Michael Collins

1999 – Emily Crawford, Lisa-Marie Harris, Andrew Miller, and Sara Rivara

1998 – Joyce Dallenbach, Sarah Estes, and Jeffrey Grisenthwaite

1997 – Sarah Cohen and Todd Thompson

1996 – Nicole Quackenbush

1995 – Virginia Lautzenheiser and Michael Wells

1994 – Sonya Olds and Erick Trickey

1993 – Christopher Matthews

1992 – Corey Marks and Erica Wagner

1991 – Jennifer Caldwell and Josephine A. Rood

1990 – Gretchen C. Knapp

1989 – Anthony G. Bosca and Heather J. Laymon

1988 – Peter G. Leondedis

1987 – Katherine Garfield and Nathan Guequierre

1986 – Jacqueline Scott and Lynn Staley

1985 – Jeffery Rubin

1984 – Daniel Calto and Anne Okon

1983 – David Demko

1982 – Craig Mueller

1981 – Ellen Everett and Victoria Reichow

1980 – Eva Fernandez and Ann Hobart

1979 – Michael D. Moyer

1978 – Suzanne Jones and Katherine Fancher

1977 – James Mandrell and Wendy Popkes

1975 – Debra Wierenga