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Trio House Press Announces 2018 Louise Bogan Award Winner
Trio House Press is proud to announce Waiting for the Wreck to Burn by Michele Battiste as the 2018 winner of the Louise Bogan Award, selected by Jeff Friedman.

Michele Battiste is the author of Uprising (2014) and Ink for an Odd Cartography (2009), both from Black Lawrence Press. She is also the author of several chapbooks, most recently Left: Letters to Strangers (Grey Book Press, 2014). Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Rumpus, Memorious, and Mid-American Review, among others. Michele has taught poetry workshops for Wichita State University, the Prison Arts Program in Hutchinson, KS, Gotham Writers' Workshops, and the national writing program Teen Ink. A finalist for the National Poetry Series, she has received grants and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, AWP, the Center for the American West, the Jerome Foundation, and the NY State Senate. She lives in Colorado where she raises money to save the planet.

Congratulations to our finalists for the 2018 Louise Bogan Award (in alphabetical order):

What Surfaces by Wendy Barker

Organelle by Donelle Dreese

Please Refer to the Instruction Manual by Beth Dufford

How the World Was Made by Christine Gholson

Momentarium by Ken Haas

You're Lucky to Get Touched at All by Jessica Morey-Collins

Prayer Book for an American God by C. Pope

Bewildered by All This Broken Sky by Anna Scotti

Seed Shell Ash by David Sullivan

MUM by Larissa Szporluck

Everything Is Liquid by Sharon White

Trio House Press Announces 2018 Trio Award Winner
Trio House Press is proud to announce My Afmerica by Artress Bethany White as the 2018 winner of the Trio Award, selected by Sun Yung Shin 신 선 영.

Artress Bethany White is a poet, essayist, literary critic and the author of Fast Fat Girls In Pink Hot Pants (2012), a collection of poetry. More recent poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as the Harvard Review, Poet Lore, Ecotone, The Account, Pleiades, and Solstice. White earned a master’s degree in creative writing from New York University and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. She is a visiting assistant professor of American cultural studies at Albright College in Pennsylvania. She has received The Mona Van Duyn Scholarship in Poetry from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Mary Hambidge Distinguished Fellowship from the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts for her nonfiction, and a writing residency at the Tupelo Press/MASS MoCA studios. New essays, “Sonny Boy” and “A Lynching in North Carolina,” appear in The Hopkins Review and Tupelo Quarterly. Her most recent literary/cultural criticism, “Appalachian Literature and Race Relations in the Newer South: Homogeneity and History in Ron Rash's Burning Bright and Natasha Trethewey’s Native Guard,” appears in Seeking Home: Marginalization and Representation in Appalachian Literature and Song (University of Tennessee Press, 2017). Her chapter examines how contemporary writers are providing new ways to talk about the history of the Civil War in the wake of continued debates on the legacy of the Confederacy.

Congratulations to our finalists for the 2018 Trio Award (in alphabetical order):

Ash Sonata by Steve Bellin-Oka

The Dreams of Weapons by Melissa Ginsburg

Crybaby Bridge by Kathy Goodkin

Loudest When Startled by Lukas Hall

A House on Fire by Charles Malone

Brilliant Dust by Amelia Klein

The Things by Jeff Oaks

The Limits of the World by Michael Opperman

Dream of Low Houses by Max Schleicher

Jerusalem: A Love Story by S.A. Stepanek

The Swan Wife by Sara Moore Wagner

Orpheum by Reed Wilson

Threed, This Road Not Damascus, available May 2019

Threed, This Road Not Damascus, by Tamara J. Madison

Tamara J. Madison is an internationally traveled writer, poet, and performer. Her critical and creative works have been published in various journals, magazines, and anthologies including Poetry International, Extract, Web del Sol Review of Books, Tidal Basin Review, and aaduna. She has also been published in the anthologies, Temba Tupu (RedSea Press), Check the Rhyme (LitNoire Press) and SisterFire (HarperCollins). She is the author of Collard County, A Collection of Short Storiesand Kentucky Curdled, a poetry/essay collection and poetry audiobook. Her album, Naked Voice, is Grand Prize Winner of the First Literary Recording Contest for Manzanita Quarterly and AUTHENTIC VOICEwork Records. Her most recent poetry collection Threed, This Road Not Damascus was short-listed under the title, Breast Poems, in the 2015 Willow Books Literature Award for poetry. Tamara has performed and recorded her work for stage, television, and studio. She enjoys facilitating creative writing and expressions workshops for both youths and adults. She currently lives in Orlando where she teaches as a professor of English and creative writing.