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.
Please join us in congratulating the co-winners of the 2011 Keystone Chapbook Prize: Dave Bonta and William Woolfitt. This year’s guest judge, Sascha Feinstein, selected Bonta’s Breakdown: Banjo Poems as the winning manuscript among poets with previous book or chapbook publication. Of the manuscripts by new writers (no previous book or chapbook publication), Feinstein selected Woolfitt’s The Salvager’s Arts.
Breakdown: Banjo Poems will be published in May of 2012 as #9 in the Keystone Chapbook Series. The Salvager’s Arts will be published in June as #10 in the series. Each writer will receive fifty copies of his chapbook.
Our thanks to everyone who supported the series again this year, and special thanks to Sascha for judging. The reading period for next year’s Keystone Chapbook Prize will be July 1 through August 15.
Please join us in congratulating the co-winners of this year’s Robin Becker Chapbook Prize, selected by guest judge Judith Barrington:
Ellen Goldberg’s Turned Into Mattering is the winner among poets with previous book or chapbook publication; her chapbook will be published in March of 2012. The runner-up manuscript was “My Father’s House” by Ed Madden.
D Gilson’s Catch & Release is the winner among poets without previous book or chapbook publication; his chapbook will be published in April of 2012. The runner-up manuscript was “Rain Leaping Up When a Cab Goes Past” by David Eye.
Please stay tuned for more announcements as we finalize our 2012 schedule, including more titles in our Editor’s Series and the lineup for next year’s Summer Kitchen Series!
Please join us in congratulating the co-winners of our inaugural Editor’s Prize: Roxanne Halpine Ward (for This Electric Glow) and Jeffrey Ethan Lee (for Towards Euphoria). Both manuscripts will be published by Seven Kitchens Press; our preliminary schedule has the release dates set for January and February of 2012. These new titles will launch Volume Two of our Editor’s Series.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who submitted work and shared the word. We couldn’t do this without you.
The results are in: this year’s guest judge, Betsy Sholl, has selected “Never a Note Forfeit,” by Catherine Staples, as the winning manuscript among writers with no previous chapbook publication for this year’s Keystone Prize. The runner-up manuscript was Jillian Barnett’s “You Don’t Need a Nose (and Other Things I’ve Learned).”
From the manuscripts by writers with previous chapbook or book publication, Betsy has selected “Braid & Other Sestinas” by Leonard Kress. The runner-up manuscript was “Appalachian Venus” by Melody Davis.
Leonard’s chapbook will be published in April 2011, and Catherine’s will be published in May 2011.
We want to thank everyone who submitted work, shared the word, and helped to make this the most successful year ever for the Keystone Series. With your support, Seven Kitchens continues to grow and uphold our commitment to publish strong, original poetry in handmade editions that our authors can be proud of. Special thanks to Betsy Sholl for serving as this year’s judge.
Next year’s Keystone Series has a new reading period: July 1 to August 15, 2011. Please mark your calendars!
The results are in: this year’s guest judge, Eloise Klein Healy, has selected Austin Gray’s “The Mystery of Horses” as the winning manuscript among writers with no previous chapbook publication for this year’s Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. The runner-up manuscript was Celeste Gainey’s “In the Land of Speculation & Seismography.”
From the manuscripts by writers with previous chapbook or book publication, Eloise has selected Christina Hutchins’ “Radiantly We Inhabit the Air.” The runner-up manuscript was Jeremy Halinen’s “Bromide.”
Christina’s chapbook will be published in January 2011, and Austin’s will be published in February 2011.
We want to thank everyone who submitted work and shared the word this year. Special thanks to Eloise Klein Healy for serving as this year’s judge. Next year’s Robin Becker Series has a new reading period: March 1 to April 15, 2011. Please mark your calendars!