Winner of 2017 Poetry Chapbook Contest

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

 

 

 

 

 

SRR Poetry Chapbook Now Available!

We're thrilled to announce the release of Marc J. Sheehan's poetry chapbook Limits to the Salutary Effects of Upper-Midwestern Melancholy!

Winner of the Split Rock Review 2016 poetry chapbook competition, Marc J. Sheehan's Limits to the Salutary Effects of Upper-Midwestern Melancholy often explores a sense of isolation; however, these poems abound with a wry sense of humor and word-play that keeps them from becoming predictable or maudlin. They attempt to find “the invisible grace raining down” upon bullet-riddled road signs, beach weddings, and a cereal maker’s warehouse of decoder rings. Through such particular and carefully-drawn details, Sheehan makes that elusive, invisible grace visible.

You may purchase a copy of Sheehan's chapbook at Split Rock Review's online storeAmazon, or CreateSpace

 

NOW/HERE Available at SRR Store

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Split Rock Review is now selling copies of Crystal S. Gibbins' full-length poetry collection NOW/HERE (Holy Cow! Press). 

People and events can’t be divided by a line on the ground or drawn on a map. Many of Gibbins’ poems in NOW/HERE blend history, naturalist observations, and experiences about living on both sides of the 49th parallel—the international border that separates Canada and U.S.

Other poems in the collection focus on the diversity, struggle, and power of nature, examining the tensions and oppositions that exist within climate, time, and change. Like the lake waters of the northern wilderness, the power of these poems lies beneath the surface.

An original new voice, Crystal Spring Gibbins' poetry collection surprises with innovation while celebrating the natural landscape.

To order your copy, visit SRR's online store, your independent book seller, or Amazon