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Nostrovia! Poetry’s 2015 Chapbook Contest: THREE WINNERS!!!!


Words cannot express how happy Jeremiah and I are to announce our three winners:

  • August Smith’s “Bird Lizard Horse” is a poetry collection with intelligence and depth, leading us to a mournful series from which the collection draws its name.
  • Bob Schofield’s “Moon Facts” is a wild sequence packed full of surreal imagery and unexpected moods to remind us of the unending complexity in everyone’s favorite lunar friend.
  • Sarah Xerta’s “Juliet (II)” continues the powerful series of its title character as she reflects upon her life’s journey with unflinching, lyrical sincerity.

There were many, many amazing manuscripts that only barely missed being selected. Along those lines, Jeremiah and I echo and fully endorse the recent sentiment expressed by Metatron Press, as we simply did not have the means to publish everyone who deserved it–our talented seven finalists have some truly great work, so if you’re a small press looking for some quality writing, I would recommend hitting up these fine writers 😉

Otherwise, Nostrovia! Poetry has already begun working with Kyle Harvey (for beautiful, customized covers) and Craig Mullins (for thoughtfully spec’d printing). We’ll start sending out review copies by the end of May, so PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WRITING A REVIEW 😀

For more details on the prize, check this earlier article. Again, thank you so much for your continued support of Nostrovia! Poetry–we cannot wait to share these powerful collections in the next few months to come! CHEERS!

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About the Author

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Christopher Morgan is a Lebanese American prose poet who grew up in Detroit, the Bible Belt of Georgia, and the San Francisco Bay Area, where he currently lives and co-manages Nostrovia! Press. The author of two chapbooks, “Shadow Songs” (Sad Spell Press 2015) and “Fables with Fangs” (Ghost City Press 2016), and the Reviews Coordinator at Alien Mouth, his work has been published at Gargoyle, A cappella Zoo, Voicemail Poems, Bartleby Snopes, DOGZPLOT, and Fruita Pulp, among others. He loves hiking in the redwoods, aphorisms, and happy hour margaritas.

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