Announcing the 2014 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship Winners
Each year four renowned poets select and introduce a winning manuscript for publication. Each winner receives $1000. It is our pleasure to congratulate the winners listed below.
New York Chapbook Fellowship Winners
AEONS by Max Ritvo
selected by Jean Valentine
Thirst by Eva Maria Saavedra
selected by Marilyn Hacker
National Chapbook Fellowship Winners
True to Life: cuttings, mechanics & modifications
by HL Hazuka
selected by Forrest Gander
Arctic Revival by Callie Siskel
selected by Elizabeth Alexander
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Max Ritvo lives in Manhattan. He is an assistant editor at Parnassus: Poetry in Review. He is working towards an MFA in poetry at Columbia University. He is a comedian in the NYC-based experimental sketch comedy troupe His Majesty the Baby. He is currently working on poetry translation and an endangered language conservation project. Photograph by Dominique Nabokov.
Eva Maria Saavedra was born and raised in New Jersey and now resides in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BA from SUNY Purchase and an MFA in writing and translation from Columbia's School of the Arts. Her poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Catch-Up, The Acentos Review, Generations, Prick of the Spindle, and Apogee Journal.
Barbarian at the Gate by Xavier Cavazos, selected by Thomas Sayers Ellis
Err to Narrow by Alicia Salvadeo, selected by Nick Flynn
Manhattations by MRB Chelko, selected by Mary Ruefle
Modern Camping by Tyler Flynn Dorholt, selected by John Yau
mere eye by Danielle Blau, selected by D. A. Powell
Self-Portrait as Missing Person by Justin Boening, selected by Dara Wier
Theory of Tides by Cherry Pickman, selected by Lucia Perillo
Travel and Leisure by Eric Bliman, selected by Vijay Seshadri