Thanks to Isaac B for the notice that the Dorset Prize has been announced.
Elixir Press, CSU, and University of Denver. Hmmm.
Dorset Prize Results
We congratulate Sandra Meek of Mount Berry, Georgia, who has won for Biogeography, a vivid and exciting collection that looks outward at the world in poems that are as rich in ideas as in language. Poem after poem in Biogeography teaches us something new about the architecture of human thought and desire, and the result is a transcendent experience for the reader. She will receive $10,000, plus publication and national & international distribution of her book by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution and Tupelo Press.
Sandra Meek is the author of Nomadic Foundations and Burn, most recently published by Elixir Press (January, 2005). She was awarded both the Georgia Author of the Year Award in Poetry and the Peace Corps Writers Award for Poetry in 2003, both for her collection Nomadic Foundations (Elixir, 2002). She has also published a chapbook, The Circumference of Arrival (Elixir, 2001), and her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Shenandoah, The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, The Georgia Review, Colorado Review, and many others and have been featured on the websites Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Poetry Net's "Poet of the Month." A four-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, Meek was awarded Editors' Choice for the 2002 James Wright Award, given by Mid-American Review. (12/2003). She is an assistant professor of English at Berry College, where she teaches creative writing and contemporary literature. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana from 1989 to 1991, and received an M.F.A. from Colorado State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver.
Runner up: Katherine Soniat of Blacksburg, VA for The Swing Girl
Ciaran Berry of New York, NY for The Sphere of Birds
Monica Ferrell of Brooklyn, NY f or Beasts for the Chase
Noah Eli Gordon of Denver, CO for exciting facts from the physical world!
Sandra Miller of Roanoke, VA for Chora
Mary Molinary of Memphis, TN for What it Means to Walk Upright
David Mutschlencer of Los Alamos, NM for Spirations
Brian Swann of New York, NY for The Gist
Terri Witek of DeLand, FL for The Shipwreck Dress
Annie Boutelle, Florence, MA, Not Even the Stones
Carl Casinghino, Hatfield, MA, The Heathen Cartographer
Christina Cook, Hanover, NH, Out of the Blue
Caroline Crumpacker, Rhinebck, NY, Recherche Theories
Sally Dawidoff, New, York, NY, Substitute
Michael Tod Edgerton, Providence, RI, Vitreous Hide
Sarah Estes Graham, Charlottesville, VA, Fall Gently to the River
Alex Grant, Chapel Hill, NH, Fear of Moving Water
James Harms, Morgantown, WV, Other Summers
Heather Hartley, Paris, France, Knock Knock
Michael Heffernan, Fayettevill, AK, At the Bureau of Divine Music
Diane Kirsten Martin, San Francisco, CA, Demimonde
Erika Meitner, Washington, DC, Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls
Rusty Morrison, Richmond, CA, Necessary Backward Rowing
David Mutschlecner, Los Alamos, NM, Spirations
Edward Nobles, Bangor ME, Queen of Truth
Margaret Rabb, Seattle, WA, Nothing To Forgive
Helen Klein Ross, New York, NY, Because I Can Come Only This Far With You
Harriet Torr, Caithness, Scotland, The Thinking Man’s Fish
G.C. Warldrep, Gambier, OH, Archicembalo
Charles Harper Webb, Glendale, CA, Shadow Ball
Marlys West, Culver City, CA, In a Wax Village (a dictionary of lies)
Gail Wronsky, Topanga, CA, With Parted Eye
Martha Zweig, Hardwick, VT, Monkey Lightning