2011 Bunchgrass Poetry Prize Award Announcement

Winner: Stacy Heiney
Judge: Christopher Howell

Stacy Heiney of Portland, Oregon is the winner of the first annual Bunchgrass Poetry Prize for her poem “The Breaking Around Us Is Huge.” The judge for this year’s competition was Christopher Howell. In addition to publication in the spring 2011 print and electronic versions of basalt, Ms. Heiney will receive a cash award of $500.

Finalists for the Bunchgrass Poetry Prize 2011 also included:

Heather Bremicker, Philomath, OR
Lara Egger, Watertown, MA
Linnea Harper, Waldport, OR
Lyall Harris, San Francisco, CA
Robert Mammano, Flushing, NY
Sue Parman, Hillsboro, OR
Melissa Reeser, Portland, OR
Erin Quick, St. Louis, MO
Ingrid Wendt, Eugene, OR

All finalists will have their work considered for publication in the spring issue of basalt. All contestants for this year’s Bunchgrass Poetry Prize will receive a one-year complimentary subscription to basalt.

Guidelines for the Bunchgrass Poetry Prize 2012 will appear on our website later this spring. We encourage you to visit our blog at basaltmagazine.com for recent news updates, essays, reviews, and information.

We wish to thank everyone for their participation and hope that you will consider basalt again in the future as both contributors and readers.


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