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Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Red Hen Press Award Series

 

Winner of the 2013 Benjamin Saltman Award

This Is Not a Skyscraper by Dean Kostos

Benjamin Saltman Award Winner Dean Kostos

Benjamin Saltman Award Winner Dean Kostos

Dean Kostos’s collections include Rivering, Last Supper of the Senses, The Sentence That Ends with a Comma (which was taught at Duke University), and the chapbook Celestial Rust. He co-edited Mama’s Boy: Gay Men Write about Their Mothers (a Lambda Book Award finalist) and edited Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry (its debut reading was held at the United Nations).

His poems and personal essays have appeared in over 300 journals and anthologies, such as Boulevard, Chelsea, Cimarron Review, The Cincinnati Review, Mediterranean Poetry (Sweden), Southwest Review, Stand Magazine (UK), Stranger at Home, Token Entry, Vanitas, Western Humanities Review, and on Oprah Winfrey’s Web site Oxygen.com. He has been invited to read at Harvard, Princeton, Poets House, City Lights Bookstore, and elsewhere. His libretto, Dialogue: Angel of War, Angel of Peace, was set to music by James Bassi and performed by Voices of Ascension. His literary criticism has appeared on the Harvard UP Web site, in Talisman, and elsewhere

A multiple Pushcart-Prize nominee, he has taught at Wesleyan, The Gallatin School of NYU, The City University of New York, and he has served as literary judge for Columbia University’s Gold Crown Awards.

A recipient of a Yaddo fellowship, he has been twice nominated for a PEN Voelcker Poetry Award. Serving on the editorial board of Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, he also compiled and translated Greek poetry for a Rockefeller Foundation event.

There were over 500 entries for the Benjamin Saltman Award.

Publication is set for Spring 2015.

 

Winners of the 2013 Red Hen Press Short Story Award

“The Disassembly Line” by Cheyenne Baudy and “Dissection” by Elizabeth Kemper French

“The Disassembly Line” and “Dissection” were selected from over 300 entries, and will be published in the fall 2014 issue of The Los Angeles Review.

 

 

Winner of the 2013 Red Hen Press Poetry Award

“Little Doomsday Clock” by Sam Witt

“Little Doomsday Clock” was selected from over 650 entries, and will be published in the fall 2014 issue of The Los Angeles Review.

 

Winner of the 2013 A Room of Her Own To The Lighthouse Award

River Electric with Light by Sarah Wetzel

River Electric with Light was selected from over 250 entries and will be published in Spring 2015.

 

Winner of the 2013 The Los Angeles Review’s Wild Light Poetry Contest

“What’s She Doing Now” by Philip Shaw

“What She’s Doing Now” was selected from over 200 entries and will be published in a future issue of The Los Angeles Review.