Prize-winning Chapbooks from Wind Publications
The Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize, awarded by
Wind Publications to the winner of an international chapbook competition
|1999-2000 Margaret Hoehn --
Changing Shapes by Margaret Hoehn was awarded Wind's annual poetry chapbook prize. Mrs. Hoehn lives with her husband and children in Sacramento, California, where she practiced law for (she says "many") years. She is presently devoting her time to raising her two children and doing volunteer work for a hospice program and a medical library. Among the many places her poetry has appeared are Writer's Journal, Peregrine, Connecticut Poetry Review, Lullwater Review, Inkwell, Sheila-Na-Gig, and Patterson Literary Review. Her chapbook, Vanishings, was the 1998 winner of the Hibiscus Award. More about Changing Shapes.
Changing Shapes is available from Wind for $6.95 including postage and handling. Order this book.
1998-1999 Angelo Verga --
The prize for a chapbook was awarded to Angelo Verga of New York City. His chapbook, The Six O'Clock News, will be published in the autumn of 1999.
Mr. Verga was born in and lives in the Bronx. He graduated from Iona College in 1967. He has been employed by the US Postal Service for 28 years, the last eight as a collector of statistical data. He hosts "The Cornelia Street Cafe Sunday Reading Series," currently in its fourth season. His chapbook, Across the Street from Lincoln Hospital, was published in 1995 by the New School Chapbook Society.
The Six O'clock News is available from Wind for $5.00 including postage. Order this book.
1997-1998 Anne Ohman Youngs was awarded the Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize for her manuscript Thirty Octaves above Middle-C, selected by final judge, poet Robert Morgan. Ms. Youngs, a resident of Escanaba, Michigan, has an M.F.A. from Vermont College. She teaches in the English department at Northern Michigan Univeristy in Marquette. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications including Mid- American Review, Cream City Review, and Midwest Quarterly. She is the author of two prize-winning chapbooks before this one, and is a former editor of Passages North. Thirty Octaves above Middle-C is available from Wind Publications for $6.95 including postage. Order this book.
Beth Gylys was awarded first
place for Balloon Heart, selected by final
judge Stephen Dunn. Ms. Gylys received the PhD in
creative writing and literature from the Univeristy of
Cincinnati where she was the Elliston Fellow in 1992-93.
She has taught creative writing and composition, and
worked as a free-lance writer and editor. Her work has
appeared in numerous literary magazines including Phoughshares,
The Paris Review, and Southern Poetry Review. Balloon
Heart is available from Wind Publications for $6.95
including postage. Order this book.
The chapbook Ribbon Around a Bomb is out of print, but has been reprinted as a part of The Woman Who has Eaten the Moon.