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Wonderful! Kevin Killian Wins Wonder Book Prize

By Harriet Staff

As if readers of fiction and poetry didn’t have enough reasons to deem Kevin Killian’s writing wonderful: the editors of Wonder, Andrew Durbin and Ben Fama, announced today that Killian’s manuscript, Tweaky Village, has been selected by MacGregor Card as winner of the first annual Wonder Book Prize. The editors of Wonder made the announcement via Facebook; look out for Killian’s new work at AWP next year. In the meantime, here’s one from the forthcoming Tweaky Village:

“Five Years In”:

to a war that never ends,
I heard telephones, opera house, favorite melodies

US 30 million dollars an acre they say
of liberating a solid gold mine,
and the sold trinkets of the astor ray
Slither up from the eagle’s nest, sold

Nemo, with your wet leather suit tugged,
I kiss you, I want you to walk
there are two great factors that you can see,

Underwater

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Posted in Poetry News on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 by Harriet Staff.