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Endi Bogue Hartigan Wins Omnidawn 2012 Open Poetry Book Prize!
Omnidawn announced the winner of the 2012 Open Poetry Book Prize this week: Endi Bogue Hartigan, for her manuscript pool [5 choruses].
Hartigan hails from Portland, Oregon where she works for the state university system. Her writing has been published in Chicago Review, Pleiades, VOLT, Free Verse, Peep/Show, Yew, Jack London is Dead, The Oregonian, and other publications. Her first book One Sun Storm (Center for Literary Publishing, 2008) was selected for the Colorado Prize for Poetry and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She published the chapbook out of the flowering ribs in 2012 in collaboration with artist Linda Hutchins, and has recently created work as part of an artist-writer collective, as well as helping curate the Spare Room poetry series. Cole Swensen selected Endi Bogue Hartigan as the winner of this year’s Open Poetry Book Prize.
Omnidawn announced five finalists for the prize, also selected by Swensen: Emily Abendroth (Philadelphia, PA) for Exclosures, Jenny Drai (Oxnard, CA) for Visitors, Cavaliers, Craig Dworkin (Salt Lake City, UT) for Alkali, Brandon Lussier (Hartford, CT) for Mary Doll Strings, Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer (Saint Louis, MO) for Clarkson St. Polaroids.
Omnidawn Publishing was founded by wife and husband team Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan to create books that are most closely aligned with each author’s vision, and to provide an interactive and rewarding publishing experience for poets and writers. We encourage authors to participate at every point in the decision making process of book design and book production, and thus far all have taken an active part, deciding on or providing cover art and assisting in the design of the interior of the books. Omnidawn has been publishing poetry since 2001, with Fabulist and New Fabulist Fiction added in 2006.
Congratulations Endi! For more information about Omnidawn, visit Omnidawn.com