Congratulations to the 2015 PSA Chapbook Fellows

The Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship

Instructions for Building a Wind Chime by Adriana Cloud
selected by Jane Hirshfield

Of Nectar by Amanda Turner
selected by A. Van Jordan

The Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship
30 and Under

Year Zero by Monica Sok
selected by Marilyn Chin

Dreams of Unhappiness by Sarah Trudgeon
selected by Don Paterson

The Finalists this year are Jeff Hipsher, Rebecca Liu, and Sam Sax. 

About the PSA Fellows 


Adriana Cloud grew up in Bulgaria. She has an MA in writing and publishing from Emerson College and she works as a freelance editor. Her writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Armchair/Shotgun, The Nervous Breakdown, The New Orleans Review, McSweeney's, and others. She has read Harry Potter in three languages. 

Monica Sok is a Cambodian poet from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A Kundiman fellow, Sok has received scholarships from Squaw Valley, Napa Valley, and Bread Loaf writers' conferences. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Narrative, Crab Orchard Review, and Ninth Letter, among others. Sok holds a MFA degree from New York University, and currently lives in Brooklyn

Sarah Trudgeon
's poems have appeared in the London Review of Books, The Nation, The Paris Review, and The TLS. A selection of her work will be included in the anthology Eight Miami Poets, forthcoming from Jai-Alai Books. She lives in Miami.


Amanda Turner was born in Oakland, California. She received a BA in psychology and journalism & communications from the University of Oregon and an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University's School of the Arts. Her poetry has appeared in various publications, including CalyxThe Western Humanities ReviewCOLUMBIA: A Journal of Literature and ArtThe Sycamore ReviewFourteen Hills, and others. She has taught poetry writing and composition & rhetoric at Santa Clara University and has been an assistant poetry editor for Poetry Northwest. She currently lives in Portland, OR with her husband and their five-year-old daughter.


Recent Winners


Aeons by Max Ritvo, selected by Jean Valentine

Arctic Revival by Callie Siskel, selected by Elizabeth Alexander

Thirst by Eva Maria Saaverda, selected by Marilyn Hacker

True to Life: cuttings, mechanics, & modifications by HL Hazuka, selected by Forrest Gander


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