2012 WINNERS & FINALISTS

2012 POETRY CHAPBOOK COMPETITION

JUDGE: MARK IRWIN

WINNER
Jessica Poli, The Egg Mistress

HONORABLE MENTION
Duncan Campbell, Farmstead of the Burning Field
Simone Muench, Trace

FINALISTS

  • Carrie Bennet, Animals in Pretty Cages
  • Bill Carty, The Problems
  • Miriam Bird Greenberg, My Own History of Plauges
  • Kate Rutledge Jaffe, Coastal Again
  • Janet McAdams, The Lookout Book
  • Cheryl Quimba, Scattered Trees Grow in Some Tundra
  • Noel Tague, Etymology of the Word Haunt

SEMIFINALISTS

Rachel Bennett, Mural Quadrant; John Bradley, How to Escape Your Own Tombstone; Jaime Brunton, Opera on TV; Katie Cappello, To Dream of Wolves; Cheryl Clark Vermeulen, Thyroid and Other Letters; Vanessa Jimenez Gabb, Car Poems; Meg Johnson, The Unfortunate Charisma; Christina Lloyd, In Discrete Places; Steven Salmoni, A Day of Glass (1 - 29); Melissa Severin, if you prefer longitude

2012 FICTION CHAPBOOK COMPETITION

JUDGE: DANA JOHNSON

WINNER
Alisa Slaughter, Bad Habitats

RUNNER-UP
Harmony Neal, This Is What It's Like to Die

FINALISTS

  • Timothy Dyke, How to Bear the Weight of Tire Swings

  • Elizabeth Colen and Carol Guess, The Man On The Bus

  • Sarah Nance, The Facts of Omission

SEMIFINALISTS

John Brown Spiers, It Is Safe For Us To Go To Heaven; Annie Dawid, Jonestown: Thirty Years On; Jeff Fearnside, Accomplices to a Tradition and Other Stories; Avital Gad-Cykman, Minute Life Length; Wayne Lee Gay, Starry Skies; Victoria Kelly, Prayers of an American Wife and Other Stories; Blake Kimzey, Families Among Us; Jen Knox, Ohioans; Jane Liddle, Twilight at the Béguinage; Susan Lin, Goodbye to the Ocean; Dan Moreau, A Tour of North American Ruins; Rena Rossner, Tashlich; Matt Sailor, Vinni Pukh; William Kelley Woolfitt, The Boy with Fire in His Mouth; Jackie Zollo Brooks, Black and White and Other Stories

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