Mervyn Seivwright


PSC 2 Box 14398
APO, AE 09012

Author's Bio

Mervyn R. Seivwright is from a Jamaican family and was born in Dulwich, London, England. He has appeared or has forthcoming published works in AGNI Literary Magazine, The American Journal of Poetry, Salamander Literary Journal, I-70 Review Literary Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue Literary Journal (Canada), The Trinity Review (Canada), African American Review, Voices Israel Anthology, filling Station Magazine (Canada), Griffel Literature Review (Norway), Allium, A Journal of Poetry & Prose, Burningword Literary Journal, Santa Fe Literary Review 2021 Pushcart Nominee, Finalist in the Cutbank 2021 Genre Contest for Poetry, Mount Island’s Lucy Terry Prince poetry contest Second Runner-Up, Voices Israel's 31st Rose Ruben Annual Poetry Competition Honorable Mention, and has a poem commissioned by the British Museum, Ipswich, UK. Mervyn currently lives in Schopp, Germany.

Publications & Prizes

African American Review
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American Journal of Poetry
As You Were: The Military Review
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Cape Cod Poetry Review
Common Threads
filling Station
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Montana Mouthful
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Prometheus Dreaming
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The Round Table
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Voices Israel
Westward Quarterly
Prizes won: 
  • Santa Fe Literary Review 2021 Pushcart Nominee 
  • Second Runner-Up for Mount Island’s Lucy Terry Prince poetry contest 
  • Honorable Mention for Voices Israel's 31st Rose Ruben Annual Poetry Competition 
  • Finalist for CutBank Literary Journal Annual Genre Contest 
  • Semi-Finalist for the Midwest Review's Poetry Contest

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Pablo Neruda, Robert Hayden, Roger Robinson, Nikki Giovanni, Kwame Dawes
What I'm reading now: 
The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop, How to Decolonize The Creative Classroom by Felica Rose Chavez, Everyday Mojo Songs of Earth by Yusef Komunyakaa

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Caribbean American
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Born in: 
United Kingdom
Raised in: 
Multiple Places
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Last update: Mar 15, 2022