Chapbook Contest Results

2015 Wisconsin Chapbook Contest Results

The 2015 Wisconsin Chapbook Prize was awarded to The Book of Arabella (Parallel Press, 2014) by Timothy Walsh, Madison. He received a $100 cash prize.

Second place in the 2015 Chapbook Prize was awarded to Everyday Love by Peggy Trojan. She received a $50 prize.

The judge for the 2015 Chapbook Contest was Joyce Brinkman, Indiana Poet Laureate 2002–2008. There were 15 entries.

2014 Wisconsin Chapbook Contest Results

The 2014 Wisconsin Chapbook Prize was awarded to Christina Kubasta, Oshkosh, for her chapbook A Lovely Box (Finishing Line Press, 2013). A Wisconsin native, Kubasta received an MFA in poetry from The University of Notre Dame. Her poems and translations have appeared in The Notre Dame Review, So To Speak, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Stand, and Verse Wisconsin. Kubasta currently teaches English and Gender Studies at Marian University, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She received a $100 cash prize.

Second place in the WFOP 2014 Chapbook Prize was awarded to Milwaukee poet Thomas J. Erickson for his chapbook The Lawyer Who Died in the Courthouse Bathroom (Parallel Press, 2013). Erickson is an attorney whose poems have appeared in various journals online and in print. He received a $50 prize.

The judge for the 2014 Chapbook Contest was Daniel Shapiro. There were 18 entries.

2013 Wisconsin Chapbook Contest Results

The 2013 Wisconsin Chapbook Prize was awarded to Laurel Mills, Neenah, for her book Rumor of Hope (2012, Encircle Publications). Mills is the author of five award-winning collections of poetry and three novels, Taking Flight, Racing toward Providence, and Undercurrents. She is Senior Lecturer Emerita at the University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley, where she taught English and edited the literary magazine Fox Cry Review. She received a $300 cash prize.

The Chapbook Prize second place was awarded to Marilyn Annucci, Madison, for her book Waiting Room (2012, Hill-Stead Museum). Annucci is also the author of the chapbook Luck (Parallel Press, 2000). Her work has appeared in various journals online and in print. She is an associate professor in the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. Annucci received a $100 cash prize.

The judge for the contest was former State Poet of Rhode Island Lisa Starr. There were 25 entries.

2012 Wisconsin Chapbook Contest Results

The 2012 Wisconsin Chapbook Contest was awarded to Elizabeth Tornes for her chapbook Snowbound. Tornes received a $300 cash prize. Her poems have been published widely in literary journals, most recently in Ploughshares and A Garden of Forking Paths anthology. She has also published a collection of oral histories of tribal elders, Memories of Lac du Flambeau Elders (University of Wisconsin Press, 2004). The judge was New Hampshire poet laureate Walter Butts. There were 12 entries.

First Place: Elizabeth Tornes, Lac du Flambeau, Snowbound

Runner-up: Lisa Vihos, Sheboygan, A Brief History of Mail

2011 Wisconsin Chapbook Contest Results

The second Wisconsin Chapbook Contest was judged by Diane Lockward. There were 12 entries.

First Place: Sarah Busse, Madison, Given These Magics

Runner-up: Georgia Russmeyer, Sheboygan, Today I Threw My Watch Away

2010 Wisconsin Chapbook Contest Results

The first Wisconsin Chapbook Contest was judged by Oliver de la Paz. There were 22 entries.

First Place: Heather Swan, Madison, The Edge of Damage

Runner-up: Karla Huston, Appleton, An Inventory of Lost Things