Ahsahta Press has announced the winner of the tenth annual Sawtooth Poetry Prize competition: Karen Rigby of Gilbert, Arizona [pictured], whose manuscript Chinoiserie was selected by Paul Hoover. She will receive the $1,500 prize in addition to the publication of her book by Ahsahta Press in January 2011.
Hoover also selected Early Poems by Lucy Ives of Flushing, New York, as the runner-up in the competition; her manuscript will be published by Ahsahta in September 2013.
Full list of semifinalists and finalists available here.
Sawtooth Poetry Prize 2012 Call for Manuscripts: January 1, 2012 through March 1, 2012. Final Judge: Heather McHugh. The winning volume will be published in January 2013 by Ahsahta Press.