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We are happy to announce that our poet Michelle Bonczek Evory’s poetry manuscript The Ghosts of Lost Animals has been chosen by poet Lee Herrick as the recipient of the 2018 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize through Gunpowder Press. Herrick writes of the book:

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“Michelle Bonczek Evory’s The Ghosts of Lost Animals is full of risk, reward, gravity, invention, and surprise. There is a hunger and desire resonating through the poems  that evoke the carpe diem theme with a gorgeous lyric velocity, curiosity, and wisdom. These poems explore the natural world, love and lovers, divorce and marriage, and I kept coming back to them again and again. This is a brave new voice and a marvelous book.”

Learn more about the press, contest, and Michelle by clicking here.