KEEL CONTEST WINNER

Bateau is happy to announce the winner of the 2017 KEEL Chapbook Contest:  Grief is the Only Thing that Flies by Laura Wetherington.

Final judge, Arielle Greenberg, loved all the manuscripts but she felt Grief “was the one that felt most urgent, most engaged in the current political moment, most in conversation with a larger community… I really loved it a lot.

Grief is the Only Thing that Flies will be published by Bateau Press in March of 2018.

Laura Wetherington’s first book, A Map Predetermined and Chance (Fence Books), was selected by C.S. Giscombe for the National Poetry Series. She’s a feature writer for the University of Arizona Poetry Center, a reviewer at Full Stop, and the poetry editor at Baobab Press. Laura co-edits textsound.org with Hannah Ensor and teaches in Sierra Nevada College’s low-residency MFA program.

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