Congratulations to all of the winners of 2007 Tupelo Press Awards and Contests!
2007 Dorset Prize
Winner: G.C. Waldrop for Archicembalo
Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that C. D. Wright has selected G.C. Waldrep of Lewisburg, PA winner of the 2007 Dorset Prize for his outstanding manuscript Archicembalo. He will receive $10,000, and his book will be published in 2009 and distributed internationally by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Small Press Distribution, and Tupelo Press.
In addition to the Dorset Prize winner, Tupelo Press will offer publishing contracts to Marc Gaba of Sacred Heart, Philippines for his manuscript Have, and to Martha Zweig of Hardwick, VT for hers, Monkey Lightning. Our congratulations to G.C. Waldrep, Marc Gaba, Martha Zweig, and to all of the finalists.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who entered their work. Without your support of Tupelo Press, we simply could not do what we do.
Beth Bachmann, Nashville, TN, Temper
Jacqueline Berger, San Francisco, CA, The Gift That Arrives Broken
Jennifer Chapis, Oceanside, CA, One Wing Apart
Chris Forhan, Auburn, AL, Black Leapt In
Sarah Gambito, New York, NY, Delivered
Suzanne Gardinier, New York, NY, Dialogue With The Archipelago
Heather Hartley, Paris, France, Knock, Knock
Kirsten Kaschock, Philadelphia. PA, The Snuff Ballets
Kristin Kelly, Iowa City, IA, Come As Your Madness
Patrick Lawler, Liverpool, NY, The Exhalation Therapist
Mary Leader, West Lafayette, IN, Inkstone
Shara Lessley, Madison, WI, Two-Headed Nightingale
Kimberly Lojek, Orland Park, IL, Weather in the Hourglass
Dora Malech, Bethesda, MD, Break, Make Or
Jean-Paul Pecqueur, Brooklyn, NY, Big Thinker
Lance Phillips, Huntersville, NC, The Dream Life
Brian Swann, New York, NY, Fireflies
Liz Waldner, Houston, TX, In Which the Beautiful Hand of Great God Reaches and Pats Her Head
Ronaldo Wilson, South Hadley, MA, Poems of the Black Object
Sam Witt, Walla Walla, WA, Occupation: Dreamland
Richard Wollman, Amesbury, MA, The Art of Need
First Book Award
Winner: Jennifer Militello for History of the Always Pain
Tupelo Press is delighted to announce the results of the 8th Annual First Book Award, in conjunction with the journal Crazyhorse.
This year the First Book Award goes to Jennifer Militello, of Goffstown, New Hampshire, for History of the Always Pain.
Megan Gannon, Omaha, NE, White Nightgown
Cyan James, Ann Arbor, MI, The Good Boy’s Payne
Marc McKee, Columbia, MO, Fuse
Kathy Nilsson, Cambridge, MA, Black Lemons
Anna Ross, Dorchester, MA, Hawk Weather
Jamie Ross, Carson, NM, Postcards from Mexico
Susan Settlemyre Williams, Richmond, VA, Ashes in Midair
Theresa Sotto, Santa Monica, CA, punctum
Snowbound Series Chapbook Award
Winner: John Cross for staring at the animal
Our judge this year was Gillian Conoley—recipient of several Pushcart Prizes and the Jerome J. Shestack Award from The American Poetry Review—is Poet-in-Residence and Associate Professor at Sonoma State University, where she is the founder and editor of Volt magazine. She has authored four poetry collections, including the highly praised Some Gangster Pain and Tall Stranger.
As winner of the 2007 Tupelo Press Snowbound Chapbook Award, Gillian Conoley – with gratitude from Tupelo Press – has selected:
staring at the animal by John Cross, of Los Angeles, CA.
Ms. Conoley also named four runners-up who are, in alphabetical order:
Simon DeDeo of Chicago, IL for Swan, a love story
Molly Lou Freeman of Homer, AK for panorama
Catherine Imbriglio of Providence, RI for Rumor
Kimberly Lojek of Riverside, IA for [Weather in the Hourglass]
Susan Briante, Dallas, TX for Dear Mr. Surgeon General
Jennifer Bullis, Bellingham, WA for About the Food Chain and Other Pointed Questions for the Deity
Julie Cooper-Fratrik, Riegelsville, PA for Further Lovely Lettuce Lore
Beth Ann Fennelly, Oxford, MS for Poem: Berthe Morisot: Retrospective
Pamela Garvey, St. Louis, MO for The Distant
Joy Gonsalves, Lexington, KY for The Fourth Corner of the World
Christina Hutchins , Albany, CA for Public Notice
Janet Kaplan, Brooklyn, NY for Prose Sonnets
Jesse Lee Kercheval, Madison, WI for Film Upon Film
Katie Hae Ryun Leo, Minneapolis, MN for Attempts at Location
David Mutschlecner, Los Alamos, NM for The Fifth Song
Benjamin Paloff, Boston, MA for The Stage in the Theater They’ve Made of Your Temple
Robert Thomas, South San Francisco, CA for The Slashed Sleeve
Joni Wallace, Tucson, AZ for Beautiful Pilot