2013 Black Box Poetry Prize Results

Dear Readers,

Rescue Press is excited to announce Bridgette Bates of Los Angeles, CA as the winner of this year’s Black Box Poetry Prize. Bridgette’s manuscript, What Is Not Missing Is Light, was chosen by our judge, Heather Christle, and will be published in Fall 2014.

We would also like to thank all of the poets who sent us wonderful work as well as congratulate the finalists (below) and remind you that Todd Melicker’s rendezvous, winner of last year’s Black Box  Prize, will be released this November along with two other books: The New Census: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, and Jonathan Blum’s novella, Last Word.

Rescue Press



Carrie Olivia Adams: Operating Theater
Oliver Bendorf: The Spectral Wilderness
Thea Brown: Think of the Danger
Stella Corso: Eat Island
Phil Estes: Daddio(s)
Annie Guthrie: let x (be rogue)
Leif Haven: The Belly of Things
Anne Holmes: Junk Parade
Laura Kochman: The Bone and the Body
Matthew Mahaney: The Storm That Bears Your Name
Matt McBride: City of Incandescent Light Bulbs
Rachel Mortiz: Small Room for Arrivals
Montreux Rotholtz: Unmark
Stephanie Schlaifer: Clarkston Street Polaroids
Steven Toussaint: The Bellfounder

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