2011 Flatmancrooked Poetry Prize
Guest Judge: Forrest Gander
In 2010, Flatmancrooked introduced the FMC Poetry Prize with guest judge Mary Karr. This year we are pleased to present our guest judge for the 2011 FMC Poetry Prize: Forrest Gander.
ABOUT THE JUDGE: The author of numerous books of poetry, including Eye Against Eye, Torn Awake, and Science & Steepleflower, all from New Directions, Gander also writes novels (As a Friend), essays (A Faithful Existence) and works in translation. His most recent translations are Firefly Under the Tongue: Selected Poems of Coral Bracho (Finalist, PEN Translation Prize), No Shelter: Selected Poems of Pura López Colomé, and, with Kent Johnson, two books by the Bolivian wunderkind Jaime Saenz: The Nightand Immanent Visitor: Selected Poems of Jaime Saenz.
Gander is the Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor of Literary Arts and Comparative Literature at Brown University.
THE PRIZE: The Flatmancrooked Poetry Prize will be determined over the course of three rounds. Of all the entrants, the FMC editorial staff will select a (1) a semi-final batch of 30-40 poems. These poems will be published in Flatmancrooked’s Slim Volume of Contemporary Poetry, Vol. 2 (May 2011). (2) FMC editors Josh Neely and Steve Owen will then choose the 10 finalists to send to guest judge Forrest Gander. (3) Forrest Gander will choose the FMC Poetry Prize Recipient and runner-up. The prize recipient will receive a $500 honorarium and a notation as the prize recipient upon publication. The prize will close for submissions in early April 2011. The results will be announcement shortly thereafter, with phone calls to recipients and runners up.
TO ENTER: The fee is $7.00 for three poems. Please send all entries as a single file (and the link below will walk you through the process). Of course, you don’t have to send us three. You can send one. Or two. But for the $7.00 entry fee you can send up to three.
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