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Congratulations to Robert Aquinas McNally, who has won the 2014 Grayson Books Poetry Prize.
Our contest judge, Dick Allen, poet laureate of Connecticut, is the author of eight volumes of poetry, commented: “Simply to Know its Nameis a deeply splendid collection, one I expect readers will return to incessantly... It marries rich imagery with luxurious tonal effects.”
In addition, Mr. Allen chose a first finalist, Eileen Moeller, for Little Firefly, My Bright Burning Coal, and two other finalists: Tim Suermondt for The World Doesn’t Know You and John Surowiecki for Janice Who Was Tall.
The 2015 Grayson Books Chapbook Competition is now open to submissions.
Prize: $500, publication of chapbook
and 50 gorgeous copies
Deadline: January 31, 2015
(postmark if mailed)
Reading fee: $18
Submit: 16-24 pages of poetry