I’m pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Emergence Chapbook Series Prize: Clear Day in January by Mark Maire of Duluth, Minnesota. The poems in this collection explore the seen and unseen in the boreal landscapes of northern Minnesota. Look for this chapbook to be published about April, 2016.
Mark’s poetry has appeared in a number of literary magazines and anthologies. A past Pushcart Prize nominee and, recently, one of four finalists for the Codhill Poetry Award, Mark is a retired reference and technical services librarian who’s lived in Duluth for most of his adult life. To hear him reading one of the poems from this chapbook, follow the link: ‘Distance‘
I also wish to thank the other poets who submitted chapbooks; the range and accomplishment of the entries, all from Minnesota, continue to impress. Manuscripts for the 2016 Emergence Chapbook Series Prize will be accepted beginning in March 31, 2016.