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The winner of the 2013 Coal Hill Chapbook Prize is The Welter of Me and You by Peter Schireson of Stanford, California. The chapbook will be published in Spring 2014.

There were approximately 300 submissions to the contest, and the editors were impressed by the overall quality of the submissions.

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More Featured Poets

Chana Bloch

Chana Bloch is the author of three books of poems, including the prize-winning Mrs. Dumpty; her new collection Blood Honey is available through Autumn House Press. She is co-translator of the biblical Song of Songs, now a Modern Library Classic; The Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai and his Open Closed Open; and Hovering at a Low Altitude: The Collected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch. She has received awards from the NEA, in poetry and translation, the NEH, the Rockefeller Foundation, PEN, and the Poetry Society of America.

Jo McDougall

Jo McDougall’s most recent books of poetry are Dirt and Satisfied With Havoc, Autumn House Press, Pittsburgh. Widely anthologized, she has won awards from the DeWitt Wallace/ Reader’s Digest foundation and the Academy of American Poets. Her work has been adapted for film, theater, an artist’s book, and contemporary classical compositions. Towns Facing Railroads, a compilation of her poetry, was recently produced by the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.

Andrew Zawacki

Andrew Zawacki is the author of three poetry books Petals of Zero Petals of One (Talisman House), Anabranch (Wesleyan), and By Reason of Breakings (Georgia) and of the chapbooks Arrow’s shadow (Equipage); Georgia (Katalanche), co-winner of the 1913 Prize; Roche limit (tir aux pigeons); Bartleby’s Waste-book (Particle Series); and Masquerade (Vagabond). A former fellow of the Slovenian Writers’ Association, he edited Afterwards: Slovenian Writing 1945-1995 (White Pine) and edited and co-translated Aleš Debeljak’s new and selected poems, Without Anesthesia, due in fall from Persea. His translation, from the French, of Sebastien Smirou, My Lorenzo, is forthcoming from Burning Deck. He teaches at the University of Georgia.

Miranda Field

Miranda Field’s first book, Swallow, won a Katherine Bakeless Nason Literary Publication Award. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, and has received a Discovery/The Nation Award and a Pushcart Prize. She was born and raised in London, UK, and currently teaches poetry at the New School and New York University. She lives in New York City with poet Tom Thompson and their two children.

Clyde Kessler

Clyde Kessler lives in Radford, VA with his wife Kendall, an artist, and his son Alan. His home has Kendall’s art studio called Towhee Hill. He has published several poems in the past couple of years online in magazines such as Barnwood, Boxcar Poetry Review, Contemporary Haibun Online, Sugar Mule, Wazee, and Xelas Magazine.

Elizabeth Onusko

Elizabeth Onusko received an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA in English from Fordham University. She is the Managing Editor of Guernica: a Magazine of Art and Politics ( Her work has appeared in Poetry East and is forthcoming in The Briar Cliff Review.

Liz Rosenberg

Liz Rosenberg is the author of 5 books of poems, most recently The Lily Poems (Bright Hills), a chapbook of poems about adoption, and Demon Love, from Mammoth Press. She is also the author of the novel Home Repair, (Harper/Avon) about a middle aged woman whose husband walks out on her in the middle of a garage sale. Target selected Home Repair as its Break Out Book for June. It is also available in a Large Print Edition. Liz teaches English at the State U of NY at Binghamton.

Karen Steinmetz

Karen Steinmetz lives in the Hudson Valley and teaches at Manhattanville College. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Southern Poetry Review, Inkwell, Poet Lore, Illuminations, So To Speak, The Midwest Quarterly, and The Carquinez Poetry Review. Her young-adult novel The Mourning Wars is forthcoming from Roaring Brook Press.

Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan’s first collection of poetry, Slag (Texas Tech University Press, 2005), won the Walt McDonald First Book Series competition. His other awards include a “Discovery”/The Nation Prize and a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Cream City Review, Mid-American Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. He lives in New York City.

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