Many thanks to the Editors of Kulupi Press for awarding Anywhere Avenue with an Honorable Mention in their “Sense of Place” chapbook contest. Big-ups to Kate Chadbourne, the Finalists and other Honorable Mentions as well.
2007 Winner – “Sense of Place” Chapbook Contest
Congratulations to Kate Chadbourne of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, whose work, Fisherman, Fatherman, was selected as the winner of Kulupi Press’s 2007 “Sense of Place” chapbook contest.
We were very impressed by the overall quality of entries this year, which featured locales from inner-city America to the far reaches of the globe. Picking a winner from the 130 submissions was not an easy task. After much deliberation, we chose Fisherman, Fatherman for its high poetic quality, the unique way it developed a sense of place through the poet’s family experiences and relation-ships, and the strong sense of the person behind the words.
Finalists, in alphabetical order:
Dreamtime by Cliff Bernier
Penobscot Voices: Kikukus by Michael Campagnoli
My Homeland by Jennifer Greene
Nearing Chernobyl by Katherine Young
Honorable mention, in alphabetical order:
Anywhere Avenue by Oscar Bermeo
Drowning in the Desert by Mikki Mendelsohn
To the Opposite Shore: China Poems by Kenneth Parsons
Thank you to all the poets for participating and entrusting us with your worthy work. We found it well crafted, thoughtful, and inspiring to us as publishers, editors, writers, and readers. We look forward to seeing more of it in the coming years, as we remain committed to publishing words of place.
“A place is not a place until it has a poet.”