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2014 Green Rose Prize

The 2014 prize has been awarded to Kathleen Halme for her manuscript My Multiverse, which will be published in the spring of 2015.

Kathleen Halme

Little Spells by Jennifer Sweeny, Kingdom by Myronn Hardy, and A Swindler's Grace by Adam LeFevre will also be published in 2015.

2013 New Issues Poetry Prize

Kerrin McCadden has won the 2013 New Issues Poetry Prize for her manuscript Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes. David St. John, author of The Face: a novella in verse, judged.

Kerrin wins a $2,000 award and publication of her manuscript in the spring of 2014.

kerrin mccadden

Two additional first book manuscripts, Dark~Sky Society by Ailish Hopper and In the Museum of Coming and Going by Laura Stott, will also be published in 2014.

Poetry Contests

The 2015 Green Rose Prize
September 30, 2014

The 2015 New Issues Poetry Prize for a first book of poetry.

Judge: to be determined
November 30, 2014


Poetry in Michigan / Michigan in Poetry

Poetry in MichiganPoetry in Michigan / Michigan in Poetry
edited by William Olsen and Jack Ridl

October 2013

A 2014 Michigan Notable Book

I could celebrate every single poem in here—a rare statement to make about any anthology. Leave it to the poets to find the heart of a place. This book will make you fall in love with Michigan all over again, or for the first time.
—Jim Daniels

AWP Award Series

What Ends

What Ends
by Andrew Ladd
Winner of the AWP Award for the Novel
Hardcover and e-book editions: January 2014

In exquisite prose, Andrew Ladd tells the heartbreaking story of the McCloud family and their life together on Eilean Fior. What Ends is the rare debut by a writer whose work you know you'll be reading for many years.
—Ladette Randolph

New Poetry

Your MoonYour Moon
Ralph Angel
March 2014

Winner of the 2013 Green Rose Prize

Reading the haunted, masterful poems of Ralph Angel is like being gently dropped into the ever-fluctuating substance of the day. All the guilt, pain, beauty, love and loathing of being alive is populated by figures who speak, speak back, and then through an omniscient, doubtful and pained visionary. This isYour Moon. It truly is. “Of human unfinished. / The spirit in time.”
—Gillian Conoley

Phantom CameraGazelle in the House
by Lisa Williams
March 2014

Lisa Williams ’s new collection, Gazelle in the House, is truly a book of stanzas: poetic rooms in which to dwell. Some of these dwellings have the uncanny familiarity of ordinary domestic space and others are as mysterious and disorienting as the depths of the sea. Painting with colors at times opaque, at times transparent, moving between shallows, tide-pools, and the abysses of dreams, Williams's voice is solitary, meditative, intimate—and in the end a means of revelation.
—Susan Stewart

Introducing New Poets

Ain't No GraveLandscape with Plywood Silhouettes
by Kerrin McCadden
March 2014

Winner of the 2013 New Issues Poetry Prize

Kerrin McCadden’s Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes is one of the most compelling and powerful debut collections in recent American poetry. Poem by poem, we are consoled by the poet’s remarkable reflective ease and her profound intimacy.  The beauty of these poems is matched only by their sense of triumph in resilience, and its resulting peace.
—David St. John

Ain't No Grave

Ain't No Grave
by TJ Jarrett
October 2013

TJ Jarrett pierces the listener with her new—seemingly accustomed, but new unsettlings; I was more lonely before I heard this voice.
—Jean Valentine