Sunday, April 27, 2008


Congratulations to Nancy Pagh of Bellingham, Washington, who is the winner of the 2008 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Competition! Nancy's chapbook, After, will be published in Fall 2008.

The finalists are Lana Hechtman Ayers, Joan Fiset, Steven Quig, and Derek Sheffield.

We are excited by Nancy's ambitious, smart, and soulful collection. "After" refers to the aftermath of a failed relationship, but it also cleverly signals that these poems play tribute to other poets, including poems by Emily Dickinson, Sharon Olds, Marge Piercy, and many others.

Nancy's first full length collection, No Sweeter Fat, was winner of the Autumn House Poetry Prize and published by Autumn House in 2007. She teaches at Western Washington.

Thanks to everyone who submitted their work to us this year. We rely on your submissions to uphold our reputation and remind us why we keep going. Ah yes, poetry.


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