1st Annual Chapbook Prize winners
Announcing Trey Moody and Joshua Ware, winners of the 1st Annual Slope Editions Chapbook Prize
We're excited to announce that Slope Editions’ editorial board has selected Trey Moody and Joshua Ware’s collaborative manuscript How We Remake the World: A Concise History of Everything as Slope Edition's 1st Annual Chapbook Prize winner. The chapbook is slated for publication in March 2012.
Slope Editions congratulates Moody and Ware, the runners up, and the finalists for this year's prize. And we thank all the authors for prodding and provoking us with their work. We recognize, as editors and authors, that it is a lot of work to write a poem, let alone a manuscript full of them, and we were awed by the dedication and talent evident in the manuscripts we received.
In Moody’s words, “How We Remake the World is an invented history of discovery. It’s a discovered history of innovation. It’s a history of the tiny stories we tell ourselves before drunk dialing 1-800-INVENTION.”
In Ware’s, “How We Remake the World: A Concise History of Everythingretells the mythology of history through an alternative narrative no less authentic than those fabricated in and for the textbooks found in classrooms across the Western World; but far from claiming an authoritarian stance, this new history offers readers a chronology that is both unique and exacting in order to broaden our view of what it means to conceive of our pasts as protean and multitudinous.”
Trey Moody is the author of Once Was a Weather (Greying Ghost Press, 2011) and Climate Reply (New Michigan Press, 2010), and his poems appear in Best New Poets 2009, Boston Review (soon), Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly,Indiana Review, and Washington Square. He co-curates The Clean Part Reading Series in Lincoln, NE.
Joshua Ware lives in Denver, CO. His first book, Homage to Homage to Homage to Creeley, won the 2010 Furniture Press Poetry Prize and was published in 2011. He is the author of the chapbooks Excavations (Further Adventures Press, 2011) and A Series of Ad Hoc Permutations (Scantily Clad Press, 2009), as well as the co-author of I, NE: Iterations of the Junco (Small Fires Press, 2009) and the forthcoming SDVIG (alice blue books, 2012). His writing and collages have appeared in many journals, such as American Letters & Commentary, Colorado Review, Conduit, New American Writing,New Orleans Review, Third Coast, Quarterly West, and Western Humanities Review.
Slope Editions is a small publishing firm, and we appreciate your support. We hope you will check out How We Remake the World: A Concise History of Everything.
Thank you authors and readers for your support of contemporary innovative poetry.
Slope Editions 1st annual Chapbook Prize
Trey Moody and Joshua Ware, How We Remake the World: A Concise History of Everything
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, machine gun villa
Karen Lepri, The Thief
Sandra Becker, Tough Cell
James Bellflower, The Posture of Contour
John Colburn, adventures in dream school
Michael Keenan, Marigny Cathedral
Austin LaGrone, Flashlight Wallpaper
Jennifer MacKenzie, Distant City
Eric Magrane, Nothing Separate Lyric Earth
Tony Mancus, How to Build a Radio Belly
Mark McKain, From Burnt Ground
Andrew Morgan, Siska
Brad Vogler, [this stillness is]
Steven Wingate, Nine Octets on Perfectible States of Mind
Steven Wingate, The Birth of Trigonometry in the Bones of Olduvai
This year's editorial board:
Christopher Janke, Senior Editor
Caroline Cabrera, Chapbook Editor
Kelin Loe, Managing Editor
Kate Litterer, Distributions Editor
Adrienne Nunez, Design Editor
Gale Thompson, Promotions Editor
Posted: Tue, Jan 31, 2012
Updated Tue, Jan 31, 2012