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September 2019 Award-Winning Books

september 2019 award winnersTake some time to check out award-winning books published this September.

Refugia by Kyce Bello brought home the inaugural Interim 2018 Test Site Poetry Series Winner. Bello’s debut poetry collection, a dedication to resilience, offers a bright and hopeful voice in the current conversation about climate change.

Winner of the 2018 Autumn House Poetry Prize, debut collection Cage of Lit Glass by Charles Kell engages themes of death, incarceration, and family—a tense and insightful read.

Al Ortolani’s Hansel and Gretel Get the Word on the Street, Rattle Chapbook Prize Winner, was shipped out to subscribers of Rattle literary magazine earlier in the month. The chapbook’s poems represent connections to others, sometimes dark, sometimes light, often quirky.

Sharon Olds selected Vantage by Taneum Bambrick as the winner of the 2019 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Award. A fictional account of Bambrick’s experience working as the only woman on a six-person garbage crew around the reservoirs of two dams, the poems document the violence she witnessed toward the people and the environment along the Columbia River.

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