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There will be no open reading period for 2017.  Thank you for your interest!  Please consider submitting to our Trio and Louise Bogan Awards in November.
 
2017 Trio Award Winner Announced
Trio House Press is pleased to announce that Cleave by Pamela Johnson Parker is the winner of the 2017 Trio Award, selected by Jennifer Barber.

Pamela Johnson Parker is the author of two chapbooks, Other Four-Letter Words (Finishing Line Press, 2009) and A Walk through the Memory Palace (Phoenicia Press, 2009), which won the inaugural Qaartsiluni Chapbook Prize. Her poetry, flash fiction, and lyric essays have appeared in journals such as Iron Horse Literary Review, New Madrid, American Poetry Journal, diode, Anti-, Blue Five Notebook, Poets and Artists, Gamut, Soundzine, Spaces, and Muscadine Lines: A Journal of the South. Parker’s work has also been featured in the anthologies Language Lessons: Volume 1, Poets on Painting, The Rivers Anthology, and Best New Poets 2011, judged by D.A. Powell. Broadsides of her poems have appeared in Blue Fifth Review and Broadsided, where her work won the Switcheroo! contest. Parker was also a 2011 Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, where she studied with Claudia Emerson and Charles Martin. 


Parker works in the Department of Art & Design at Murray State University and as a freelance medical editor. She received her MFA from Murray State University, where she has also taught humanities, creative writing, contemporary poetry, and forms of fiction for the past decade. She serves as the prose editor of the literary magazine, Alligator Juniper. 


Finalists
Coracle by Emily Tuszynska
[Taxonomies/Something Opened] by Samantha Deal
Nerve Chorus by Willa Carroll
The Haruspicators by Charles Kell

Semi-Finalists
Hopeless Vacations from Nature by Lincoln (Raymond) Coffman
Sweet Salt by Frances Conley
un-girled by Jaclyn Dwyer
The Death Spiral by Sarah Giragosian
Crossing Pleasure Avenue by Karen Hildebrand
Reasons Not to Sleep by Candace Iloh
Empty of You by Katheryne Lim
Birdless Country by Jean McDonough
Learning to See in Another Language by Andres Rojas
If the Girl Never Learns by Sue William Silverman

2017 Louise Bogan Award Announced
Trio House Press is pleased to announce that Two Towns Over by Darren C. Demaree is the winner of the 2017 Louise Bogan Award, selected by Campbell McGrath.

Darren C. Demaree is from Mount Vernon, Ohio. He is a graduate of The College of Wooster and Miami University. He is the recipient of The Nancy Dew Taylor Prize from Emrys Journal, has received nine Pushcart Prize nominations, and has published six collections of poetry. Jellyfish Highway Press will publish his seventh collection of poetry, Unfinished Murder Ballads, in October of 2017. Outside of his own poetry, Darren is the founding editor of Ovenbird Poetry, as well the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology. Currently, he is enrolled in Kent State University’s M.L.I.S program, and is living and writing in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and children. 



Finalists
Live in the Candy Store by Leonard Kress
Portable City by Karen Kovacik

Semi-Finalists
Atrium by Marilyn Annucci
Green Target by Tina Barr
Secure Your Own Mask by Shaindel Beers
Scape Grace by Raymond Coffman
Inside the Animal: The Collected Red Riding Hood Poems by Shana Ballam
Anatomy of a Ruin by KB Ballantine
Self Storage by Raphael Dagold
Forage by Rose McLarney
Heels Snapping Like Sparks by Fleming Meeks
The You I Kiss by Betsy Johnson Miller
Orpheus & Echo by Robert Miltner
Live from the Mood Board by Candice Reffe
An Architecture of Dreams by Skaidrite Stelzer
A Sense of Invisible Walls by Jeanne Wagner 
Announcing Bird-Brain by Matt Mauch
Trio House Press is pleased to announce the publication of Bird-Brain by Matt Mauch.  Mauch is the author of If You’re Lucky Is a Theory of MinePrayer Book, and the chapbook The Brilliance of the Sparrow. He edits Poetry CityUSA, and is a Minnesota State Arts Grant recipient. Mauch teaches in the AFA program at Normandale Community College.
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