2011 WINNERS & FINALISTS

2011 POETRY CHAPBOOK COMPETITION

JUDGE: DAVID ST. JOHN

WINNER
Natalie Peeterse, Black Birds : Blue Horse, An Elegy

HONORABLE MENTION
Bradley Harrison, Diorama of a People, Burning

FINALISTS

  • Bill Carty, The Watchtower

  • Jamison Crabtree, re[la]ment

  • Jamison Crabtree, rough music outside of the vacant body

  • Steve Hanson, the point at which forests burn

  • Anatoly Molotkov, Your Life as It Is

  • Robert Murdock, The Trial of Diurnal Lives

  • Mary Elizabeth Parker, The Words for It

  • Adrian Potter, A Condensed History of Anger, With Footnotes

SEMIFINALISTS

Brian Blanchfield, The History of Ideas, 1973-2011; Sage Cohen, How to Leave Your Husband; Lesley Jenike, How We Came Ashore; Victoria Moore, Something Almost Necessary; David O’Connell, From the Other Side of the Desk; Stephanie Schlaifer, Upwards; Elizabeth Swann, Port Desire; Judith Terzi, Party Bus; Brian Trimboli, Opera: Asylum; Devon Wootten, Topologies; Laurie Young, Lost Geneticist

2011 FICTION CHAPBOOK COMPETITION

JUDGE: PERCIVAL EVERETT

WINNER
Jay Shearer, The Pulpit vs. The Hole

RUNNER-UP
Kyle Winkler, Half At One Another’s Throats

FINALISTS

  • Julia Lichtblau, Foreign Service

  • Don Peteroy, A World Without Owls

  • Aaron Teel, Shampoo Horns

SEMIFINALISTS

Zachary J. George, In This Bowl; Amber Gross, Forget Death; Danny Hoey, Can These Bones Live; Ladee Hubbard, Flip Lady; Alden Jones, La Libertad; Nick Kimbro, Recipes for Hunger; Marylee MacDonald, Foreign Affairs; Barbara Maloutas, The Livery of Ponies; Pat Rushin, This is What I’m Hearing; Glen Shaheen, Unchecked Savagery



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