Many thanks to everyone who submitted to the 2017 Poetry Chapbook Contest! We received a large number of manuscripts this year, and it was a very difficult decision due to the high quality of submissions.
We are thrilled to announce that Rosemarie Dombrowski's manuscript The Cleavage Planes of Southwest Minerals [A Love Story] is Split Rock Review's 2017 Poetry Chapbook Contest winner!
Rosemarie Dombrowski is the founder of rinky dink press, an editor at Four Chambers Press, and the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix, AZ. She is the recipient of four Pushcart nominations, an Arts Hero Award, and a fellowship from the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics. Her collections include The Book of Emergencies, which was the recipient of a 2016 Human Relations Indie Book Award, and The Philosophy of Unclean Things. She teaches courses on poetics, women’s literature, and ethnography at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
Additionally, we would like to recognize the strong collections submitted by the finalists (in alphabetical order): "Humming at the Dinner Table" by Joanne Esser; "After the Drought" by Jeff Ewing; "Love’s Test" by Jed Myers; "The Sadness of Old Fences" by Robert Okaji; "Homework" by LeRoy Sorenson.
Thanks again for all your interest and support in Split Rock Review!