Announcing the 2013 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship Winners
Each year four renowned poets select and introduce a winning manuscript for publication. Each winner receives $1000.
New York Chapbook Fellowship Winners
Manhattations by MRB Chelko,
selected by Mary Ruefle
Modern Camping by Tyler Flynn Dorholt,
selected by John Yau
National Chapbook Chapbook Fellowship Winners
Err to Narrow by Alicia Salvadeo,
selected by Nick Flynn
Barbarian at the Gate by Xavier Cavazos,
selected by Thomas Sayers Ellis
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Finalist for the New York Contest:
Finalists for the National Contest:
Lindsay Ahl and P. Scott Cunningham
MRB Chelko holds an MFA in poetry from The University of New Hampshire. Her work has appeared in numerous journals including AGNI Online; Forklift, Ohio; Indiana Review; and Washington Square Review. She is the author two chapbooks, The World after Czeslaw Milosz (Dream Horse Press, 2012) and What to Tell the Sleeping Babies (sunnyoutside, 2010). She lives in Central Harlem with her husband, Nick, and daughter, Noni.
Tyler Flynn Dorholt is a writer and visual artist, living and working in Brooklyn. He is the author of two chapbooks The Point, or What I Cannot Recall (Greying Ghost, 2012) and, with Thomas Cook, Monster: a Glottochronology (alice blue, 2012). He co-edits and publishes the print journal Tammy and is the founder and publisher of the film and writing series, On the Escape. Photograph of Tyler by Marshall Franklin Long.
Xavier Cavazos earned his MFA in 2013 from Iowa State University where he served as poetry editor for Flyway: Journal of Writing and the Environment. He was the Nuyorican Poets Café 1993 "Fresh Poet" Award winner, selected by Miguel Algarín, as well as the café's 1995 Grand Slam Champion. His poetry has been published in such anthologies as Verses That Hurt: Pleasure and Pain from the POEMFONE Poets (St. Martin's Press): Under a Pomegranate Tree: The Best New Latino Erotica, edited by Ray Gonzalez (Washington Square Press): and Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, edited by Bob Holman and Miguel Algarín (Henry Holt Press).
Born in Staten Island in 1990, Alicia Salvadeo grew up in New York and Eastern Pennsylvania. She now lives in Pittsburgh, PA, where she studied poetry and history as an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh. Her poetry and reviews have most recently appeared in Bombay Gin, The Volta, Phantom Limb, DIAGRAM, and SOFTBLOW.
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