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Our eight finalist is LISA FAY COUTLEY, for her manuscript, Tether.

Check out (and share!) a poem from the manuscript (first published in Sou'wester) above.

Lisa Fay Coutley’s poems have been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, scholarships to the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, an Academy of American Poets Larry Levis Prize, chosen by Dana Levin, and have appeared recently in Sou'wester, Ninth Letter, Seneca Review, Best New Poets, and on Verse Daily. Her chapbook In the Carnival of Breathing won the Black River Chapbook Competition (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), and Back-Talk won the ROOMS Chapbook Contest (Articles Press, 2010). She is a PhD candidate and poetry editor for Quarterly West at the University of Utah.

Chapbook Contest Semifinalists

We will begin announcing the finalists for the chapbook contest tomorrow! For now, we’d like to recognize our semifinalists. These manuscripts were incredible, and we wish we could’ve passed them on to the final round. These twelve authors will receive free entry to our Winter 2014 chapbook contest: 

Anna Meister, MEMORY PRACTICE

Chelsea Biondolillo, SOME OF THESE BIRDS WERE SHOT

Danez Smith, THE SMALLEST STARS WE KNOW

Stevie Edwards, DREAD CLOTHES

Ruth Baumann, THESE TORNADOES

Meaghan Ford, LET’S NOT HAVE THIS CONVERSATION EVER

Deanna Larson, THE ARSONIST

Nic Alea, SAD BOY SLUMBER PARTY

Fatimah Asghar, WHERE LOGIC ENDS

Zackary Medlin, A TORNADO OF MOTHS

Linda Reising, AN EDUCATED WOMAN EXPLAINS WHY SHE LIKES BLUEGRASS

Baruch Porras-Hernandez, QUE DIGAN QUE ESTOY DORMIDO

E.P. Chapbook Contest Winner!

We’re proud to announce that Bao Phi has selected the winner of the first annual Exploding Pinecone Chapbook Contest:

AZIZA BARNES!

Congratulations to Aziza, and stay tuned in the next few months for news about her upcoming chapbook: “me Aunt Jemima and the nailgun”

Congratulations as well to our runner-up, Stevie Edwards!