Laurie Hertzel is senior editor for books at the Star Tribune, where she has worked since 1996. She is the author of "News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist," winner of a Minnesota Book Award.

Second Milkweed poetry prize announced

Posted by: Laurie Hertzel under Book awards, Book news, Milkweed Editions, Poetry Updated: April 11, 2013 - 11:49 AM

 

Rebecca Dunham.

Rebecca Dunham.

 

The winner of the second annual Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry is Wisconsin poet  Rebecca Dunham, who teaches at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

The prize for her unpublished manuscript, "Glass Armonica," is $10,000 and publication this December by Milkweed Editions.

Dunham, who lives in Bayside, Wis., is the author of "The Miniature Room" and "The Flight Cage." Her poetry has appeared in The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Crazyhorse, AGNI, and other literary journals.

Finalists for this year's prize were Michael Bazzett of Minneapolis, Oliver Bendorf of Madison, Wis., Amy McCann of Minneapolis, and Angela Voras-Hills of Madison.

The Lindquist & Vennum Prize for poetry was established by Milkweed Editions and the Lindquist & Vennum Foundation. The finalists are selected by Milkweed editors, and the winner this year was chosen by G.C. Waldrep. Poets who live in the Upper Midwest are eligible to compete for the regional award. The inaugural award went to Twin Cities poet Patricia Kirkpatrick for "Odessa," now a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award.

 

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