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2015 Louise Bogan Award Winner Selected

Trio House Press is pleased to announce that Kimiko Hahn has selected Bone Music by Stephen Cramer as the winner of the 2015 Louise Bogan Award. The annual award is for a book of poems contributing in an innovative and distinctive way to American poetry.  The book is slated to be published in the spring of 2016.

 

Stephen Cramer’s first book of poems, Shiva’s Drum, was selected for the National Poetry Series and published by University of Illinois Press.  From the Hip, which follows the history of hip hop in a series of 56 sonnets, came out in 2014 from Wind Ridge Press. His work has appeared in journals such as The American Poetry Review, African American Review, The Yale Review, Harvard Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. An Assistant Poetry Editor at Green Mountains Review, he teaches writing and literature at the University of Vermont and lives with his wife and daughter in Burlington.

 

In addition, Kimiko Hahn selected the following manuscripts as Finalists with Honorable Mention for the 2015 Louise Bogan Award:

 

Ugglig by Michelle Boisseau

Discovery by Gregory Lawless

Orpheus & Echo by Robert Miltner

 

The remaining finalists (in no particular order) were:

 

Her Oceanography by Harriet Millan

Habitus by Kathleen Hellen

Relative Fields by Berwyn Moore 

Landscape with Headless Mama by Jennifer Givhan

god holds a knife in the dark sky by Betsy Johnson-Miller

That Happy Captive by Colin Dodds

Parking Lot With Circus by Barry Sileksy (submitted by Emily Johnson)

Homebody by John Buckley


This year’s semi-finalists were:

 

All the Regions of the Night by Jacquelyn Malone

Deuce by Patty Seyburn

Notes to David by Pia Taavila-Borsheim

Melancholia by Roberto Garcia

Abloom and Awry by Tina Kelley

 

Congratulations to Stephen Cramer, and all of the finalists and semi-finalists, as well as a special thanks to all poets who submitted their work this year to the Trio House Press Louise Bogan Award. 


2015 Trio Award Winner Selected

Trio House Press is pleased to announce that Neil Shepard has selected Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague as the winner of the 2015 Trio Award. The annual award is for a first or second book of poetry by an emerging poet writing in English and currently living in the United States. The book is forthcoming in the spring of 2016.

 

Carolyn Hembree’s debut poetry collection, Skinny,was published by Kore Press in 2012. Her chapbook, Fever Dreams in Tongues without Skulls, came out from Nous-zōt Press (2015). She is the recipient of the 2015 Marsh Hawk Press Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award, selected by Stephanie Strickland.  Her work has appeared in Colorado Review, The Journal,Poetry Daily, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Verse Daily, and other publications. Carolyn comes from Tennessee. She is an assistant professor at the University of New Orleans and serves as poetry editor of Bayou.

 

In addition, Neil Shepard selected the following manuscripts as Finalists with Honorable Mention for the 2015 Trio Award:

 

Local Extinctions by Mary Quade

Love Is a Stone Endlessly in Flight by Dante Di Stefano

Devil’s Paintbrush by Desiree Alvarez

 

The remaining finalists (in no particular order) were:

 

House of McQueen by Valerie Wallace

Light into Bodies by Nancy Chen Long

System of Ghosts by Lindsay Tigue

A Girl Could Disappear Like This by Deborah Schwartz

Counting Descent by Clint Smith

The Next Strange Place by Lee Thomas

The Quiet Sounds Icicles Make by Anele Rubin

Strands of Distance by Sandra Larson

 

This year’s semi-finalists were:

 

Tatterhood by Luiza Flynn-Goodlett

[Taxonomies / Something Opened] by Samantha Deal

Orpheus & Echo by Robert Miltner

What Spirits Return by Andrew McSorley

Big Thicket Blues by Natalie Giarratano

Photographer / Subject / Witness / Man by Michael Levan

The Patron Saint of The Perpetually Broken-Hearted by Eric Loya

Latest Volcano by Tana Jean Welch

Simple Machines by Barbara Duffey

Helen of Bikini by Phoebe Reeves

The Brighter House by Kim Garcia

 

Congratulations to Carolyn Hembree, and all of the finalists and semi-finalists, as well as a special thanks to all poets who submitted their work this year to the Trio House Press Trio Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 















































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