2013 FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize Contenders Announced

Now in its fifth year, the prize is awarded for the best full-length volume of poetry published by FutureCycle Press in a calendar year. The winner is announced the following January. Info: Diane Kistner (dkistner@futurecycle.org).
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - June 23, 2013 - PRLog -- HAYESVILLE, N.C.―FutureCycle Press (www.futurecycle.org) has placed twelve books in contention for the FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize, and judging has now begun. Judges for 2013 are the 2012 prize winner, poet Richard Carr, and editors Diane Kistner, David Chorlton, Jon Pineda, and Robert S. King of FutureCycle Press. The prize-winning book will be announced in early January.

Contenders (in order of publication) include Wild Plums by Barbara Conrad, The Red Coat by Jane Ellen Glasser, Expecting Delays by George Bishop, Admissions by Don Narkevic, Dazzling Wobble by Judyth Hill, Before Whose Glory by Lawrence Kessenich, What the Mouth Was Made For by Katherine Riegel, Controlled Hallucinations by John Sibley Williams, Whatever It Takes to Make Us Feel Alive by Bill Edmondson, The Hermits of Dingle by George Moore, Fugitive Pigments by Ruth Bavetta, and Joan Colby: Selected Poems by Joan Colby.

Established in 2009, the FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize is awarded for the best full-length volume of poetry published by the press in a given year. The winning poet receives an honorarium—a percentage of the press’s total online book and chapbook sales in the year of publication—and also serves on the panel of judges the following year. Previous winners include Dead Wendy by Richard Carr (2012), Mosslight by Kimberley Pittman-Schultz (2011), Stealing Hymnals From the Choir by Timothy Martin (2010), and No Loneliness by Temple Cone (2009).
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