Two Minutes of Light by Nancy K. Pearson has been selected for the 2008 Perugia Press Prize for a first or second book of poetry by a woman. Two Minutes of Light is due to be released in September 2008.
Finalists: Shannon Amidon for Coming Out of the Roar , and Stacey Waite for Butch Geography
Semi-Finalists: M. L. Brown, It’s Love That Pushes the Stockings Down;
Kristen Case, The Ice Fishermen; Tiffany M. De Vos, The Dimestore World; Karen Zaborowski Duffy, Nuclear Pregnancy; Kate Lynn Hibbard, Sweet Weight; Emily Johnston, Walks with Her Hands; Anna Leahy, In the Circle of the Familiar; Diane Kirsten Martin, Conjugated Visits; Leslie McGrath, Opulent Hungers, Opulent Rage; Regina O’Melveny, The Shape of Emptiness; Joan I. Siegel, Talking to the Blind & Deaf Dog at Night; Stephanie Walker, Dishwater Oracle; Holly Welker, Christian Art