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Good News from the Grind Daily Writing Series

More author news from The Grind Daily Writing Series:

Eric Nelson’s poem, “Twenty-Five O’Clock,” written during the Grind last year, appears in the newest issue of The Sun.  Check them out online: http://www.thesunmagazine.org/

Marie Harris’s poem, “Boston Public,” appeared in the online edition of Green Mountains Review.  Read the poem here: http://greenmountainsreview.com/?p=1255

Jill Osier Wins Frost Place Chapbook Competition

Jill Osier

Jill Osier

Chapbook Competition Judge Patrick Donnelly has chosen Jill Osier of Fairbanks, Alaska, for her manuscript, Should Our Undoing Come Down Upon Us White, as the winner of the 2013 Frost Place Chapbook Fellowship, sponsored by Bull City Press. In late spring 2013, Osier’s chapbook will be published by Bull City Press, and she will receive 10 complimentary copies, and a $250.00 stipend. Osier will also receive a full fellowship to attend the five-and-a-half-day Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place (August 4 – 10, 2013), including room and board (a cash value of approximately $1,500.00), and will give a featured reading from the chapbook at the Seminar. Osier will also have the opportunity to spend one week living and writing in the Frost house museum after the Seminar (priceless!)

Osier studied poetry at Luther College and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Her honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship, and the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize.   She is the author of a chapbook, Bedful of Nebraskas, and lives in Fairbanks, Alaska.

In his citation for the winning entry, Donnelly said of Should Our Undoing Come Down Upon Us White, “As with some singing voices, there are poetic voices of such direct authority and clarity that they capture our deep engagement almost before we are aware that we have begun to listen. Jill Osier’s is such a voice. Like Franz Schubert’s song-cycle Winterreise, these poems of Osier’s take us on a lonely winter-journey through a stripped-down world, in which, as she says, “all the roads are well-worn, all the wagons breaking.” Because the poems, each a small, superb vignette with a different angle of light or insight, comprise a true and transformational sequence, after Osier has performed her winter pageant for us, we are not the same people as when we began. To survive in winter, one must go inside, literally and figuratively, and with aching simplicity and sensuality of voice, that is what Osier does.”

The Frost Place, a nonprofit educational center for poetry and the arts, is based at Robert
Frost’s old homestead in Franconia, New Hampshire, where Frost lived full-time from 1915 to 1920, and later spent nineteen summers. Registration for the Poetry Seminar (August 4 – 10, 2013) is open now.

The next submission period for the 2014 Frost Place Chapbook Competition, sponsored by Bull City Press, will be Oct. 1, 2013 – Dec. 31, 2013. Additional information will be available in September on the homepage of The Frost Place website, where information
about 2013 summer programs is available now.