Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Pavement Saw 2007-08 Chapbook decision

For all of you who sent to the Pavement Saw Chapbook contest, thanks for entering; just pulling together a manuscript and sending it out makes you a winner in my experience. Books were sent in early May and the winner will be published in June. Here are the results, congratulate any of them you know--

The semi-finalists are
Joel Lewis from Hoboken, NJ
Christopher Chambers from New Orleans, LA
Adam Cornford from San Francisco, CA
Page Starzinger from New York City

The finalists are
Andrew Zawacki -- Athens, GA
Adrianne Kalfopoulou -- Athens Greece
William Ford -- Iowa City, IA

And the winner is
Noah Eli Gordon from Denver, CO for his collection Acoustic Experience. The press run will be 400 plus overage. The author receives fifty copies and a five hundred dollar prize. Acoustic Experience will be available from Pavement Saw Press in June.

Noah Eli Gordon is the author of six collections, three of which were published in 2007: Novel Pictorial Noise (Harper Perennial; selected by John Ashbery for the National Poetry Series), Figures for a Darkroom Voice (Tarpaulin Sky Press; in collaboration with poet Joshua Marie Wilkinson and artist Noah Saterstrom) and A Fiddle Pulled from the Throat of a Sparrow (New Issues 2007). His reviews and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including: Review of Contemporary Fiction, The Denver Quarterly, Jacket, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Talisman, and the book Burning Interiors: David Shapiro's Poetry and Poetics. He writes a column on chapbooks for Rain Taxi and teaches at the University of Colorado at Denver.

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