From a press release:
2014 Matthews Poetry Prize winners announced
The editors at THE ASHEVILLE POETRY REVIEW are pleased to announce the WILLIAM MATTHEWS POETRY PRIZE RECIPIENTS for 2014. Bruce Sager, from Westminster, MD was awarded first prize for his poem, “The Lot of Stars,” and will receive $1000, plus publication in the 20th Anniversary issue of The Asheville Poetry Review (Vol. 21, Issue 24, 2014), which will be released in November, 2014. Billy Collins was the final judge.
Second prize is awarded to T. J. Sandella, from Cleveland, OH, for his poem, “Flight.” He will receive $250, as well as publication.
Dave Seter, from Petaluma, CA, was the third prize recipient for his poem “What My Uncle Is Trying To Say,” and he will also be published in our next issue. All three authors will be featured at a reading in Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, NC this summer.
The next reading period for the William Matthews Poetry Prize is from September 15-January 15, 2015. For the guidelines and more, visit: www.ashevillepoetryreview.com