Congratulations to Lisa Bowden!
This year the Mary Ann Campau Writing Fellowship Committee is proud to announce that it has chosen poet, publisher, editor, director, activist, and performer Lisa Bowden as the recipient of the 2011 Mary Ann Campau Community Service Fellowship. The fellowship carries with it a $1,000 honorarium.
In addition to being a poet in her own right, Lisa is the publisher and co-founder of Kore Press, established in 1993 in Tucson. Lisa is also a book and graphic designer and an editor. With Shannon Cain, she edited Powder: Writing by Women in Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq, and she is the editor of Autumnal: A Collection of Elegies. Most recently Lisa co-adapted, directed and produced Coming in Hot (a play based on Powder).
Lisa Bowden’s contributions to the Tucson poetry community and achievements in her multiple fields are too numerous to entirely list here. We are deeply grateful for her ongoing commitment to poetry and for her unique and generous contribution to the greater Tucson poetry community.
2011 Student Poetry Contest Winners
Congratulations to the writers of the following poems, selected by Rusty Morrison:
“The Waning Years” by Sean Rys, Academy of America Poets Prize
“inheritance,” by Whitney DeVos, Margaret Sterling Award
“[Muertos]” by Erin Armstrong, Margaret Sterling Award
“does the knife can the hand whet the delta” by Sean F. Munro, Poetry Center Prize
“Gravestones Under Streetlights” by David Campbell, Poetry Center Prize
“The House With Cracked Walls (After Cezanne)” by Nicola Fucigna
“Shadowplay (The Cock)” by Matthew Schnirman
“IDA IDA IDA twisting…” by Kelly Scherwitzki
“Fading” by Kristina Santiago
“Progress” Neil Diamente
“Art Café” by Robert Iddiols
Congratulations to Mary Jones and Harmony Holiday!
Congratulations to this year’s summer residents and runners-up. We received many excellent submissions and the decision was a difficult one. After much deliberation, the following writers were selected for the one month Summer Residency.
Poet Erin Bertram of Rock Island, Illinois
Prose writer Kisha Schlegel of Iowa City, Iowa
Charles Hansmann of Sea Cliff, New York
Jehanne Dubrow of Chestertown, MarylandLily Brown of Athens, Georgia