Elegies for New York Avenue by Melanie Henderson of Washington, DC. won the Main Street Rag 2011 Poetry Book Award.
The deadline for the next Poetry Book Award is January 31, 2012. All entries are considered for publication.
Finalists/Runners up (in alphabetical order) are:
Banjo String Theory by Lynn Pattison, Kalamazoo, MI
Devil’s Messengers by David Allen Sullivan, Santa Cruz, CA
Dopplegangster by Patrick Moran, Fort Atkinson, WI
Heinz 56 by Amanda Reynolds, Pittsburgh, PA
Silver by Jason McCall, Tuscaloosa, AL
System of Hideouts by Heather McNaughter, Pittsburgh, PA
Zero is the Whole I Fall into at Night by Becky Thompson, Jamaica Plain, MA
Because the primary purpose for the MSR contest is to select manuscripts for publication, all of the finalists have been offered publication.
MSR also welcomes back Foster C. Hunter, who will be helping “Build Better Books” in the print and bindery operation.