Monday, December 30, 2013

For the Pavement Saw 2012-13 Chapbook Award
(whose end date was 12/31/12)

The winner is Alex Johns for Robot Cosmetics
(his first collection ever!)

Alex Johns is an Associate Professor of English at the University of North Georgia.  He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and currently resides with his wife and son in the Athens, Georgia area.  He has both an MA in English and a PhD in Language and Literacy from the University of Georgia, and his poems have appeared in Stray Dog Almanac, Chaffin Journal, The Oklahoma Review, Red River Review, Kota Press, and Scrivener’s Pen.

This collection will be published in a run of 400 copies plus overage in early 2014.

In geographic order, our finalists

Jason Gordon from Catonsville, MD
Sharon Dolin from NYC
Jared Harel from Astoria, NY
Linda Strever from Olympia,WA
Charles Atkinson from Soquel, CA

Books were sent to all participants back in March. Thanks to all who entered!

Friday, April 19, 2013


We would like to thank you for submitting to Pavement Saw Press’ Transcontinental Poetry Award and for your continued support of our press. We received many fine, publishable manuscripts this year and, in our anonymously judged contest, Shut Off the Flowers by Ethan Saul Bull, of Portland, Oregon, was chosen by David Baratier as the winner of the Transcontinental Poetry Award. He will receive $1,000, publication of his collection by Pavement Saw Press, and 50 author copies. The annual award, which had been given for a first poetry collection, is now given for a first or second book of poetry.

Ethan Saul Bull currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. After teaching high school in London for a few years following college, Ethan attended The University of Arizona where he received an MFA in creative writing in 2008. He then moved to Mexico City to do some more living before landing in Portland. He is also a graduate from The University of Michigan and Indiana University. His poems have appeared in Exquisite Corpse, EOAGH, Octopus, The Delinquent, Sub-lit, Spring Gun, Diode and others, and his chapbook, In the Hour and a Bedroom Later, came out from Slash Pine Press in 2012.

Our Finalists

Heather Winterer of Medanales, New Mexico, for Art's Garage
Jared Harel of Astoria, New York for Standard Procedure for My Body Double

Pavement Saw Press
Transcontinental Poetry Award
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David Baratier, Editor.