Contest season is upon us! Our second big fall contest, the Wabash Prize for Poetry, is now upon us, with award-winning poet C.D. Wright doing the honors. Interested poets may enter three poems for the submission fee of $15 ($5 for each additional poem) to be considered for the 2013 Wabash Prize, which awards a $1000 honorarium along with publication in the magazine.
Entries fees include a one-year subscription to the magazine. The contest is open through October 31. For full guidelines, see the contest page.
C.D. Wright is the author of more than a dozen books, most recently, One With Others: a little book of her days, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Lenore Marshall Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award. A limited edition of her long poem Breathtaken with linocuts by Walter Feldman was published by Ziggurat in 2012. Her book Rising, Falling, Hovering won the 2009 International Griffin Poetry Prize. This work was situated along faultlines within the family, the beginning of the second Iraq war, illegal border crossings, Mexico’s magnetism despite enormous internal pressures and the response on the streets there to the US bombing of Bagdhad. With photographer Deborah Luster she published One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana, which won the Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. On a fellowship for writers from the Wallace Foundation she curated a “Walk-in Book of Arkansas,” a multi-media exhibition that toured throughout her native state. She teaches at Brown University and lives outside of Providence.
Photo credit: Miriam Berkley.