Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Winner chosen: 2011 Transcontinental Award for first or second books

Electrical Theories of Femininity by Sarah Mangold (Edmonds, WA) was chosen by David Baratier as the winner of the Transcontinental Poetry Award. Poems from this collection appeared in a Little Red Leaves chapbook and in journals such as Action Yes, American Letters & Commentary, Aufgabe, Court Green, Handsome, No Tell Hotel, Puerto del Sol, Rattapallax, Slope, Web Conjunctions and others. Mangold will be given $1000 and 5% of the 1000 copy press run. This book will be released in a paperback trade edition in the Fall/Winter of 2012.

Second and third place were tied between
Mark Taksa from Albany, California
Matt W. Miller from Exeter, New Hampshire.

The remaining top five finalists:

Elizabeth Anne Socolow from Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Ryan Daley from Brooklyn, New York
Daniel Zimmerman from North Brunswick, New Jersey

Books were sent by November 12th, 2011 to all participants. Thanks to all who submitted!

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