Orison Books is pleased to announce the results of The 2016 Orison Poetry Prize! (Fiction results will be announced soon.)
In a blind judging process, Hadara Bar-Nadav has selected “Ghost Child of the Atalanta Bloom” by Rebecca Aronson of Albuquerque, New Mexico, as the winner of The 2016 Orison Poetry Prize. Aronson will receive an award of $1,500 and her manuscript will be published by Orison Books in early 2017.
About the Author
Rebecca Aronson’s first book, Creature, Creature, won the Main-Traveled Press poetry contest and was published in 2007. She also received the 2010 Strousse Award from Prairie Schooner. Aronson’s poems have appeared in Tin House, the Georgia Review, Cream City Review, Mas Tequila Review, the Paris-American, and Quarterly West, among other places. She lives in New Mexico where she teaches writing, facilitates a community writing group, and coordinates a visiting writers series for Central New Mexico Community College. She is a member of the Dirt City literary collective.
Orison Books is pleased to name the following finalists and semi-finalists:
“Eden Underwater” by Ellen Wehle
“Variations on a Sacred Grove” by Michael Rather Jr.
“Flicker” by Mary B. Moore
“Naming the Lifeboat” by Justin Gardiner
“Excursions” by Ceridwen Hall
“Helpless Intruders in a Strange World” by Heather Altfeld
“Havening” by Brandon Krieg
“Vortex Street” by Heather Thomas
“The Archaeology of Light” by Stuart Lishan
“For the Fire from the Straw” by Heidi Nilsson
“Hybrid Alleluia” by Lynn Domina
“The Marriage of Space and Time” by Jed Myers
“Ambushing Water” by Danielle Hanson
“Nearly on Fire” by Jennifer Bullis
“Rotary Devotion” by Gary Keenan
“Future Towers” by Diego Medina
“Silence in the Sentence” by Nadia Colburn