What an amazing set of chapbooks we received for the first year of our poetry prize!
We could not be more pleased with the semi-finalists, and the decisions were very difficult. We had several come so close that they were read by multiple people to get a consensus.
But these three amazing poets have moved to the final round. Their chapbooks have been forwarded to our amazing poet-judge (oh, we can't wait to tell you who it is!) Because our final judge is a very busy poet, we are giving him a little leeway with the timeframe to judge. We may know before the end of the year, but it may be early January depending on his schedule.
Finalists, you'll be hearing from Casey Shay Press very soon about details we'll want to settle out before the winner is announced.
Congratulations to all of you amazing poets. Those of you who are not finalists are eligible to send your work in again next year.
So here they are, alphabetical by title:
"Becoming an Island" by Mary Stone Dockery
"I Can Make Life" by Nicole Breit
"Uncommon Clay" by Darlene Franklin-Campbell