May 10, 2012

Poetry book contest: Powder Horn Prize

The Powder Horn Prize entry deadline is approaching.

Winner will receive $250 and publication by Sage Hill Press

Judge: Laurie Lamon

Manuscripts should be 48+ pages, and should not have the author's name on them.

Send cover letter, manuscript, and $20 entry fee (make out checks to "Sage Hill Press") to:
Powder Horn Prize/Sage Hill Press
1848 W. Bridge Ave.
Spokane WA 99201

Laurie Lamon has lived in the Pacific Northwest and taught poetry workshops and literature seminars at Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington since 1985 (where she is associate professor of English). She received her doctorate from the University of Utah and her M.F.A. from the University of Montana. Her areas of greatest interest in teaching include seminars in Poetry of Witness, Whitman and Dickinson, Women Writers, and poetry writing. Her poems have appeared in many journals and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Ploughshares, Colorado Review, Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture, Primavera, and Poetry Northwest. She is the recipient of a Washington State Artist Trust Award in 2005, a Graves Award in 2002, and a Pushcart Prize in 2001 for the poem “Pain Thinks of the Beautiful Table.” Her work is included in 180 More Extraordinary Poems for Ordinary Days, edited by Billy Collins, and is forthcoming in the second Poetry Daily anthology. Twelve of the Pain Poems, an ongoing cycle of poems whose subjects include history, religion, loss, and survival, are included in her first collection of poems, The Fork Without Hunger, published by CavanKerry Press in 2005. She is at work on new poems, and compiling and editing what will be a collection of the Pain Poems. She lives with her husband William Siems and their two Scottish Terriers, Maude and Li Po.

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