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Twin Cities Book Festival

Red Dragonfly Press will have a table at the annual Twin Cities Book Festival hosted by Rain Taxi this coming Saturday, October 11, 2014. The book fair will be located at the Fairgrounds Progress Center. Six Red Dragonfly Press poets will be signing books at the table throughout the day.

11am to noon: Joyce Sutphen and Lyle Daggett
noon to 1pm: Mike Hazard
1pm to 2pm: Timothy Young
3:30pm: Athena Kildegaard
4pm to 5pm: Su Smallen

Visit the Book Festival Website for more details.

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David Martinson – Meadowhawk Prize

David Martinson – Meadowhawk Prize

Deadline: July 31, 2014

Red Dragonfly Press is currently accepting submissions for the David Martinson – Meadowhawk Prize. This is an annual prize from Red Dragonfly Press for an unpublished collection of poems by an author who has not previously been published by the press. The chosen poet will receive a $300 cash award, book publication, and ten copies. There are no geographical restrictions. Entrance/reading fee of $35.

Last year’s prize was awarded to Chad Hanson of Casper, Wyoming for his book of prose poems Patches of Light (2014).

For complete details or to submit a manuscript visit the Red Dragonfly Press Submittable website: https://reddragonflypress.submittable.com/submit/19971

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Emergence Chapbook Series Prize

Emergence Chapbook Series Prize

Deadline: July 31, 2014

Red Dragonfly Press is currently accepting submissions for the Emergence Chapbook Series.This series is an annual prize from Red Dragonfly Press for a chapbook-sized collection of poems. This prize is restricted to Minnesota authors who have yet to publish a book of poems. Entrance/reading fee of $25.

Last year’s prize was awarded to Scott Lowery of Rollingstone, Minnesota for his chapbook Empty-handed (2013).

For complete details or to submit a manuscript visit the Red Dragonfly Press Submittable website: https://reddragonflypress.submittable.com/submit/19972

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A Quartet of New Chapbooks

The last month of last year was a busy time for the press. So much time was spent printing, binding, and shipping books, that I didn’t have a chance to announce the December publication of these four new chapbooks. But now that I’ve sort of caught up, it seems time to let more people know about these new additions to the Red Dragonfly Press list.

Fields by Robert Edwards

Between Nectar & Eternity by Naomi Cohn

Empty-handed by Scott Lowery (2013 Emergence Chapbook Series Prize Winner)

This World Is Not Altogether Bad by Mike Hazard

Each is available for $10, but supplies are limited and they’re going fast.

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2013 David Martinson – Meadowhawk Prize

We’re pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 David Martinson – Meadowhawk PrizePatches of Light by Chad Hanson.

Patches of Light, a collection of prose poems, covers a lot of ground, thematically and literally, with poems that move at ease across the High Plains, touching on subjects as various as the function of bird’s ears, an escaped lion, and listening to James Brown…a little bit of everything for everyone. Look for Patches of Light early next year.

Chad Hanson serves as Chairman of the Department of Sociology and Social Work at Casper College in Casper, Wyoming. His creative nonfiction titles include Swimming with Trout (University of New Mexico Press, 2007) and Trout Streams of the Heart (Truman State University Press, 2013).

Thanks to all the poets that submitted manuscripts this year; the number of superb submissions, made the reading enjoyable, yet made the choosing a difficult task. Thanks also to the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council for supporting this project.

Submissions for the 2014 David Martinson – Meadowhawk Prize will be accepted beginning March, 2014.

Scott King

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The Voice of the Poet Series

The books in The Voice of the Poet Series are intended as introductions to the work and voice of important midwest poets. Each book includes a select number of poems chosen to span or represent the poet’s range of work. Audio recordings of the poets reading these selections were made, and then embedded into the e-book format. Each book will also include an introductory essay and bibliography.

The first four books feature the poetry of Joyce Sutphen, Robert Hedin, Edith Rylander and Floyce Alexander. Expected release date for the first title, The Grand Piano by Floyce Alexander (introduction by Christopher Howell and afterword by Bill Tremblay) is November, 2013.

Here’s a little taste of what’s to come. Edith Rylander reading ‘The Circle’ from her book Dancing Back The Cranes (North Star Press, 1993):