The editors of Asheville Poetry Review recently announced the William Matthews Poetry Prize recipients for 2013. According to a press release, they are:
• Bart Rawlinson, from Forestville, CA, was awarded first prize for his poem, “Jonah and Mr. Bones,” and will receive $1000, plus publication in the next issue of Asheville Poetry Review (Vol. 20, Issue 23, 2013), which will be released in November, 2013.
• Second prize is awarded to Shelley Puhak of Baltimore, MD for her poem, “On High School Reunions and Hurricane Agnes.” She will receive $250 as well as publication.
• David Brendan Hopes, from Asheville, NC, was the third prize recipient for his poem “Spade,” and he will also be published in our next issue.
The prize winners will read their works at a Malaprop’s event on Saturday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m. Asheville Poetry Review founder Keith Flynn hosts.
“Asheville Poetry Review will accept entries for the fourth annual William Matthews Poetry Prize from September 15, 2013 through January 15, 2014. Billy Collins will be the final judge,” says a press release.