2018 Triad Contest

CONTEST JUDGES
Theme Award | Poet’s Choice Award | Kay Saunders Emerging Poet Award

Submission Period: June 1 - September 1, 2018

 

ABOUT THE CONTEST:
The deadline for the Triad contest is September 1st. Please consider entering poems in the Poets’ Choice, Theme, and Kay Saunders Emerging Poet categories (for poets who have begun to submit/publish their work, but have not won a poetry contest as an adult). The theme for the Theme Category is "Small Talk." Rules and entry form are in this Museletter and on the WFOP website. Winners will be notified before the fall conference, and awards will be given at the conference.

ABOUT THE JUDGES:

Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson

POET'S CHOICE AWARD: Eric Nelson’s six books include the award winning collections Some Wonder (Gival Press Poetry Award), Terrestrials (Texas Review Poetry Award), and The Interpretation of Waking Life (University of Arkansas Poetry Award). He taught poetry workshops at Georgia Southern University for 26 years before moving to Asheville, NC in 2015. He teaches in UNC-Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program.  For more information: https://www.ericnelsonpoet.com/  

 
Steve Klepetar

Steve Klepetar

THEME AWARD: Steve Klepetar has recently relocated to the Berkshires in Massachusetts after more than forty years in Wisconsin and Minnesota, where he taught literature and creative writing at Mount Senario College, The College of Saint Catherine, and Saint Cloud State University. Klepetar’s work has appeared worldwide, in such journals as Boston Literary Magazine, Deep Water, Expound, The Muse: India, Red River Review, Snakeskin, Voices Israel, Ygdrasil, and many others. Several of his poems have been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize (including three in 2017). He has also done several collaborations with composer Richard Lavenda of Rice University in Houston, including a one-act opera, Barricades, for which he wrote the libretto. Klepetar is the author of thirteen poetry collections and chapbooks, the most recent of which include Family Reunion (Big Table), A Landscape in Hell (Flutter Press), How Fascism Comes to America (Locofo Chaps) and Why Glass Shatters (One Sentence Chaps).

Let us intoxicate ourselves on ink, since we lack the nectar of the gods.
— Flaubert
 
Anita Skeen

Anita Skeen

KAY SAUNDERS EMERGING POET AWARD: Anita Skeen is currently Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Michigan State University where she is the Director of the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities Center for Poetry and the Series Editor for Wheelbarrow Books. She is the author of five collections of poetry, co-editor of an anthology and co-author of two books of poetry and visual art.  She has served for over 30 years as the coordinator of the summer Creative Arts Festival at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico and the annual Fall Writing Festival.