This year, the first book I plan on giving away is titled In the Permanent Collection by Stefanie Wortman. Winner of the 2013 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, Wortman's book explores the disorder found in life. Chad Davidson, in a back cover blurb, says, "These poems seem haunted by a mostly nameless melancholia. In the Permanent Collection, however, turns its grim geography of prisons, mortuaries, and tawdry suburbs into something close to classical elegy." A great read!
The second book is a copy of my own chapbook, Wearing Heels in the Rust Belt, winner of Main Street Rag's 2011 Chapbook contest. Published in 2012, my chapbook explores the world of rural Rust Belt Pennsylvania through narrative poems. Poet Jeannine Hall Gailey says that this "chapbook captures an essential, flamboyant defiance against the landscape, women painting their nails bright colors even as their night shifts in factories cover them with cuts, bruises and grime."
Both winners will also receive an assortment of literary journals from my collection!
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