Monday, June 9, 2008

New Issues Press: Two Titles Receive Recognition

ForeWord magazine announced the winners of its tenth annual Book of the Year Awards and Undid in the Land of Undone by Lee Upton was given a silver medal in the poetry category. Undid in the Land of Undone is Lee Upton’s fifth book of poetry. She is the author of four books of literary criticism, most recently Defensive Measures. A native of Michigan, she is a professor of English and the Writer in Residence at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. For a complete list of winners, visit their website

The Boys I Borrow by Heather Sellers has been named one of four finalists for the 2007 Balcones Poetry Prize. Heather Sellers is the author of two previous volumes of poetry, the short story collection Georgia Under Water, a children’s book, and a series of books on the practice of writing. She teaches at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

The 2007 Balcones Poetry Prize, awarded to an outstanding book of poetry published during the year, was given to Aimee Nezhukumatathil's At the Drive-in Volcano. The three other finalists included Bob Hicok, Laura Kasischke, and Ron Padgett. Judges for the 2007 prize were Carrie Fountain, Elizabeth McKetta, and Scott Pierce. For more information on the Balcones Poetry Prize, visit their website:

Both titles were published as part of the Inland Seas Poetry Series. Inland Seas titles are supported by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and feature work by authors with strong Michigan connections.

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