Please join us in congratulating Austin Gray on his soon-to-be-released chapbook, The Mystery of Horses, selected by Eloise Klein Healy as co-winner of the 2010 Robin Becker Chapbook Prize along with Christina Hutchins’ Radiantly We Inhabit the Air. Pre-orders are now being accepted for this title, which is scheduled for official release on January 27.
Over the next week, we will e-mail poets who entered manuscripts for the 2010 series to ask which title you’d like to receive. If you have changed your e-mail or postal address since this past summer, please contact us.
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!