Published June 2, 2015
Congratulations to our selected poet, Diana Marie Delgado of Brooklyn, NY! Her manuscript Late-Night Talks With Men I Think I Trust was chosen from over 300 entries by this year’s curators, Cornelius Eady and Sharon Dolin, and will be published as a limited-edition letterpress-printed chapbook, produced by artists at the Center. She has received an honorarium and will be awarded a one-week stay in the Winter Shakers Program at The Millay Colony for the Arts.
Honorable mentions go to Joy Katz of Pittsburgh, PA, for White: An Abstract and Pablo Miguel Martínez of Louisville, KY, for Cuent@. The Center will print a letterpress broadside of a poem from each of the honorable mention manuscripts.
Watch for the annual reading by our Chapbook honorees and curators this fall!
About the 2015 Judges
CORNELIUS EADY is the author of eight books of poetry, including Hardheaded Weather: New and Selected Poems (Putnam, April 2008). His second book, Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, won the Lamont Prize from the Academy of American Poets in 1985; in 2001 Brutal Imagination was a finalist for the National Book Award. His work in theater includes the libretto for an opera, “Running Man,” which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1999. His play, Brutal Imagination,” won Newsday’s Oppenheimer award in 2002. In 1996 Eady co-founded, with writer Toi Derricotte, the Cave Canem summer workshop/retreat for African American poets. More than a decade later, Cave Canem is a thriving national network of black poets, as well as an institution offering regional workshops, readings, a frst book prize, and the summer retreat. Eady has been a teacher for more than twenty years, and is now a professor at Notre Dame University.
SHARON DOLIN is the author of fve books of poems, most recently: Whirlwind (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012) and Burn and Dodge (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008), winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. Her second book, Serious Pink (Marsh Hawk Press, 2002), is an ekphrastic collection that has received much critical acclaim. She has been awarded the 2013 Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, selected by Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. Her other honors include a Fulbright Scholarship to Italy, the Poetry Society of America’s Gordon Barber Memorial Award, and a recent Pushcart Prize (2011). In May, 2014, Sharon Dolin launched an 8-day poetry workshop: Writing About Art in Barcelona. Sharon Dolin lives in New York City, where she teaches at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y. www.sharondolin.com
Call for submissions for our 2016 Chapbook Program
The submission deadline for next year’s competition is December 1, 2015. View full guidelines.