Black Lawrence Press
January 26, 2015

We have a winner (actually, two!): Fall 2014 Black River Chapbook Competition!

We are beyond thrilled to share the news that Philip Schaefer and Jeff Whitney are the winners of the Fall 2014 Black River Chapbook Competition for their collaborative poetry chapbook Radio Silence.

Radio Silence will be published by Black Lawrence Press in spring 2016. We’re so happy to welcome both Philip and Jeff to the BLP family!

Philip SchaeferPhilip Schaefer (left) is a recent graduate of the University of Montana’s MFA program. His poems are out or forthcoming in Forklift Ohio, DIAGRAM, Fourteen Hills, H_NGM_N, alice blue, RHINO, Toad, BOAAT, and Whiskey Island among others. He lives with his stunning wife and oblong dog in Missoula, where they are haunted by waters.

Jeff Whitney (right) is the author of The Tree With Lights In It, which is forthcoming from Thrush Press, as well as two other chapbooks. Recent poems can be found or found soon in BlackbirdColumbia Poetry ReviewPoetry NorthwestSalt Hill, and Verse Daily. He lives in Portland, where he teaches English.

Jeff Whitney

Philip and Jeff also co-authored Smoke Tones, which is forthcoming from Phantom Limb Press.

 

 

Our finalists and semi-finalists were:

FINALISTS (alphabetical)

year of ageless summer by Michael Abraham (poetry)
Here, Everywhere, Ghosts by Michael Fischer (fiction)
The Epistles of Oil and Water by Jane Huffman (poetry)
Seven Boxes for the Country After by Janet McAdams (poetry)
The Smell of Good Luck by Meg Pokrass (fiction)
Radio Silence by Philip Schaefer and Jeff Whitney (poetry)
Human Arrangements by Sara Schaff (fiction)
Muscle Memory by Cindy St John (poetry)
Movie Star with Rainbow Snow Cone by Talin Tahajian (poetry)
Adventures in Property Management by Chelsea Werner-Jatzke (fiction)

SEMI-FINALISTS (alphabetical)

Letters to Mao by Jennifer Cheng (poetry)
To Drown in All This World by Kat Gonso (fiction)
Turn by Mandy Gutmann-Gonzalez (poetry)
Last Days of the Microsaur by Kelsie Hahn (fiction)
Colloquy with St. Mary of Egypt by Derek Mong (poetry)
…Still Here by Patrick Parr (fiction)
Grieve Elsewhere by Daniel Riordan (fiction)
My Radar Data Knows It Things by Lytton Smith (poetry)
Love Me Tinder by Sarah Sweeney (poetry)
Tanner, North Carolina by Sally Whitney (fiction)

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