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2014 Open Reading Selection Announced
Trio House Press is pleased to announce Annmarie O'Connell's manuscript, Your Immaculate Heart, as our 2014 Open Reading selection.  She is the author of the chapbook Her Last Cup of Light published by Aldrich Press. Some of her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming with Verse Daily, Slipstream, SOFTBLOW, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Vinyl Poetry, 2River View, and Anthem Journal, along with several other journals and magazines. She is a lifelong resident of the South side of Chicago. Her second chapbook,Eleanor&Loretta, is forthcoming with Dancing Girl Press in 2015.
Introducing Our Judges for the 2015 Louise Bogan and Trio Awards!
Our judge for the 2015 Louise Bogan Award is Kimiko Hahn.  She is the author of nine books and often finds that disparate sources have triggered her material—whether Flaubert’s sex-tour in The Unbearable Heart, an exhumation in The Artist's Daughter or classical Japanese forms in The Narrow Road to the Interior. Rarified fields of science prompted her latest collections, Toxic Flora and forthcoming Brain Fever (both W.W. Norton). Hahn’s most recent award was a Guggenheim Fellowship and she is a distinguished professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation at Queens College, City University of New York.

Our 2015 Trio Award judge is Neil Shepard.  Shepard’s most recent books include a full volume of poems, (T)ravel/Un(t)ravel (Mid-List Press, 2011), and a chapbook, Vermont Exit Ramps (Big Table Publishing, 2012).  His new book, Hominid Up, is due in January 2015 from Salmon Poetry Press (Ireland). His three previous books of poetry are Scavenging the Country for a Heartbeat (First Book Award, Mid-List Press, 1993), I’m Here Because I Lost My Way (Mid-List, 1998) and This Far from the Source (Mid-List, 2006). His poems appear in several hundred literary magazines, among them Antioch Review, Boulevard, Harvard Review, New American Writing, New England Review, North American Review, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, Southern Review, and TriQuarterly. His poems have been nominated numerous times for the Pushcart Prize, and they have been featured online at Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Poem-A-Day (from the Academy of American Poets). Shepard has been a fellow at the MacDowell Arts Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and he has been a visiting writer at the Chautauqua Writers Institute and The Frost Place. He founded and directed for eight years the Writing Program at the Vermont Studio Center, and he taught for several decades in the BFA Creative Writing Program at Johnson State College in Vermont until his retirement in 2009. He also founded the literary magazine Green Mountains Review a quarter-century ago, and he is currently its Senior Editor. He currently splits his time between Vermont and New York City, where he teaches poetry workshops at The Poets House and in the low-residency MFA writing program at Wilkes University (PA). Outside of the literary realm, Neil is a founding member of the jazz-poetry group POJAZZ.

Thank you to all who submitted their work during our 2014 awards period.  There were so many books of merit; it made our decisions very difficult.  Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists!
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