Tag Archives: Judith Barrington

Catch & Release release: D. Gilson’s chapbook available now

Oh, yeah, it’s here: Catch & Release by D. Gilson, co-winner of the Robin Becker Chapbook Prize, officially comes out tomorrow but all the links are up and humming, so go get yours tonight!

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New Robin Becker title by Ellen Goldberg

We’re delighted to announce the publication of Ellen Goldberg’s Each Perfect One, selected by Judith Barrington as co-winner of the 2011 Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. Full details are here!

Update: Becker Prize status, new 2012 Editor’s Series titles

Hi, folks. Just a quick update today to let you know that the manuscripts have been narrowed down to twelve finalists for the Robin Becker Prize; we expect to name the co-winners sometime in October. (Yes, we’re running late this year, but things have been hopping around here.) All the finalists have been contacted as of Sept 20 and we’re just about to update the online manuscript log to reflect that status. Thanks again to everyone who supported this series for another year. Once the co-winners are selected, we’ll be e-mailing you to find out which title you’d like to receive.

Our thanks to everyone who ordered copies of Catherine Staples’ Never a Note Forfeit: the response was so overwhelming that we are still catching up with orders. Catherine’s chapbook went into a second printing on the day it was released, and a third printing the same month (July)! If you’ve not yet received your copy, please know that we’re working on it. And thanks so much for your patience and support.

We’re currently reading through the Keystone Chapbook entries and will post an update in the next couple of weeks.

Finally, we’re pretty much over the moon about two chapbooks we’ve just contracted to publish next fall in the Editor’s Series, both by poets in the Seven Kitchens family: The Vanishing of Camille Claudel by Erin M. Bertram, and Mistakes with Strangers by Jeff Oaks. Please join us in congratulating Erin and Jeff!

Over. The. Moon.

Judith Barrington to judge Robin Becker Prize

We’re thrilled to announce that Judith Barrington will judge this year’s Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. Judith is the author of three poetry collections, a prizewinning memoir, and a text on writing literary memoir. The poetry books are: Horses and the Human Soul, History and Geography, and Trying to be an Honest Woman. She has also recorded a CD of selected poems titled Harvest. Prose books are: Lifesaving: A Memoir (winner of the Lambda Book Award and finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir), and Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art which is used in numerous writing programs. Most recently, she has published two poetry chapbooks: Postcard from the Bottom of the Sea (8th Mountain Press) and Lost Lands (selected by Robin Becker as winner of the inaugural Robin Becker Chapbook Prize).

The reading period for the Robin Becker Prize is March 1 – April 15; complete guidelines are posted here.