Donald Wellman publishes Roman Exercises and Neila’s Evening Song

9781584981176Roman Exercises, Talisman House Editions, Fall 2015.

Review, Murat Nemet-Nejat, Journal of Poetics Research, 3 (2015).

Neila’s Evening Song: Last Poems of Yvan Goll [Neila’s Abendgesang: Letzte Gedichte], Spuyten Duyvil, Fall 2015.

2016 Contest Results

Gretchen Warren Award– judged by Dan Wuenschel
Winner: Moira Linehan, “From this Distance”
Honorable Mention: Susan Donnelly, “That Day”
Honorable Mention: Sandra Kohler, “Invisible Cities”

Daniel Varoujan Award– judged by Jenny Barber
Co-Winners: “Dispossessed,” Catherine Staples
“Place Value,” Susan Eisenberg

Barbara Bradley Award– judged by Jennifer Markell
Winner: “Saint Gauden’s Weathervane at Madison Square,” Catherine Staples

Norma Farber / Rosalie Boyle Award — judged by Michael Todd Steffen
Winner: “At A Performance Of Brahms,” Jean L. Kreiling
Honorable Mention: “Two Venuses,” Marybeth Rua-Larsen

Erika Mumford Award– judged by Ani Gjka
Winner: “Intermediate Arabic,” Michaela Coplen
Honorable Mention: “Samaritan’s Purse Is In Monrovia, Liberia,” Vivian Shipley, “Glanum, Provence,” Pam Bernard

Firman Houghton Award– judged by Ralph Pennel
Winner: “Sagrada Familia,” Jennifer Markell

Der-Hovanessian Translation Award– judged by Kathryn Hellerstein
Winner: “Sea,” translated by Nancy Cook
Honorable Mention: “Christmas Ghosts,” Philip Burnham; “In the Provinces IV”, translated by Stuart Jay Silverman

Sheila Margaret Motton Prize — judged by Charles Coe
Winner: The Dear Remote Nearness of You Danielle Legros Georges
Honorable Mention:
One Hundred Hungers Lauren Camp
A Camouflage of Specimens and Garments, Jennifer Militello

Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize — judged by Kyle Potvin
Winner:  Best Man by Owen Lewis
Honorable Mention: Not Even Close To What She Planned On by Sandy Gingras

Owen Lewis Wins 2016 International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine

The judges have announced winning and commended poems in the Open International and NHS categories of the 2016 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine at an awards ceremony in London on Friday 15th April. Congratulations to Owen Lewis, NEPC member and a clinical psychiatry professor at Columbia University and Visiting Professor at Einstein Medical College.

About what inspired his winning poem At Tribeca’s Edge, he said: “My students at Columbia, College of Physicians and Surgeons, were the inspiration for this poem.

“I sometimes teach a section of Foundations of Clinical Medicine, a course that extends over their first three semesters. Coming to the end of our time together, I felt overwhelmed considering all they had yet to learn, hoping they would hold onto their optimism and idealism, and humbled by what I had contributed. The poem is dedicated to them.”

Owen Lewis also placed second in the 2016 Kent and Sussex Open Poetry Competition (UK).