Congratulations to the following poets, whose manuscripts were chosen as semifinalists for our first-book contest:
An Accidental Species, by Carol Berg
Blood, Metal, Fiber, Rock, by Elizabeth Bodien
Memory Palace, by Aaron Brown
After Our Departure, by Benjamin Cartwright
The Water in which one Drowns is Always an Ocean, by Jeff Encke
Sometimes at Night Hear the Weeds Crying, by Jim Gustafson
Gravity Dog, by Janet Norman Knox
315 Gods, by Jeffrey MacLachlan
What Spirits Return, by Andrew McSorley
Ulla Ulla, by Catherine Moore
Grist, by Kate Peterson
The Pioneer Sonnets, by Kristen Rembold
They Sometimes Behave So Strangely, by Stephen Scott Whitaker
A shortlist of four titles will be forwarded to judge Nance Van Winckel, with the winner to be announced soon.
Thanks to all of our entrants. Even paring to this list of 13 was a difficult job, given the overall quality of the submissions.