Professor Perel noted that Summer Drowning “has a deeply lyrical quality with alluring tones and imagery…The chapbook is aesthetically complex and compelling.”
The winning chapbook will be published in Dec/Jan and distributed to bookstores and libraries in RI. Copies will also be available at the chapbook reading in Dec/Jan and at www.thepoetryloft.org
Our congratulations to Mr. Schaeffer for this beautiful collection!
The Finalists are:
Deborah Barchi — The Song of Toads
James Celenza — Complications Due to Unintentional Suicides
Eillen McCluskey — Symphony in Fade
Sandra Moran — Thoughts Form a Ladder Woven of Nights
Julia Simpson — Lost Children of the Prairie
Bravo to all the finalists! Finalist chapbooks are also being considered for publication.