Bull City Press is pleased to announce the results of the 2010 Bull City Press First Book Prize, with congratulations to Anne Keefe of Montclair, New Jersey, for her manuscript, Lithopedia. The winning manuscript was selected by an editorial panel consisting of Bull City Press executive director Ross White, Bull City Press managing editor Marielle Prince, and poet Matthew Olzmann.
Ms. Keefe, a North Carolina native, holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland, College Park, and was a runner-up for the 2010 Maureen Egen Award from Poets & Writers. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in several journals including Potomac Review, Natural Bridge, The Southeast Review, The Grove Review, Ekphrasis and Prairie Schooner. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Rutgers University, where she teaches literature and creative writing in the English department. Her doctoral research, for which she received a Mellon Foundation dissertation writing stipend in 2009 and a Mellon research grant in 2010, focuses on ekphrastic poetry in the 21st Century.
Bull City Press will publish Lithopedia in 2012.
Bull City Press also wishes to congratulate the other finalists in this year’s competition:
- Christina Cook of Hanover, NH, for Lake Effect
- George Higgins of Oakland, CA, for There, There
- Jessica Cuello of Syracuse, NY, for Names in a Mother’s Hand
- Julie Babcock of Ann Arbor, MI, for Astronaut Ohio
- Matthew Haughton of Lexington, KY, for November Grazing