The Patricia Dobler Poetry Award, sponsored by Madwomen in the Attic, is an annual contest open to women writers over the age of 40 who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, currently living in the U.S., who have not published a full-length book of poetry, fiction, or non-fiction.

About the winner

Rose DeMaris is an emerging poet and longtime educator. Her poems appear in New England Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly, Narrative, Image, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere, and she was the recipient of Orison Books’ 2022 Best Spiritual Literature Award in Poetry. She holds advanced degrees in English and Native American Studies, as well as an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University, where she was a Creative Writing Teaching Fellow. Born and raised in Southern California, she went on to spend many years in Montana and now lives in New York City.

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