We’re very proud to announce that the co-winners of the 2012 Editor’s Prize are RJ Gibson, for his manuscript You Could Learn a Lot, and Lois Williams, for her manuscript Night Air. Both chapbooks will be published this winter. Please stay tuned for more details about both titles, and please join us in congratulating both poets!
RJ Gibson holds an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College’s Program for Writers. His chapbook, Scavenge, was a co-winner of the 2009 Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. His poems, essays, and interviews have appeared in Court Green, Columbia Poetry Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Lambda Literary Foundation.org, OCHO, and various other journals and anthologies. In 2008, he was a Poetry Fellow at Lambda Literary Foundation’s New and Emerging Writer’s Retreat. Currently, he is a Lecturer at West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Lois Williams was raised in Britain along the North Norfolk coast and now lives in Pittsburgh. She teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and writes about family, landscape, and various kinds of migration. She is at work on a nonfiction book about the invention of home. Her recent poems and essays can be found in Cave Wall, Fourth River, Granta, and New England Review.