CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 22 SEMI-FINALISTS FOR THE 2016 STILLHOUSE PRESS POETRY CONTEST!  

  • Now I'm Invisible, Donald Illich
  • Autumn Violins, Janet Joyner
  • Digging in the Dark, Susan Lefler
  • Traces of a Fifth Column, Marco Maisto
  • The Marriage of Space and Time, Jed Myers
  • Millennial Roost, Dustin Pearson
  • The Body Never Forgets, Kuniko Poole
  • The Secret Lives of Misspelled Cities, Zohra Saed
  • A Girl Could Disappear Like This, Deborah Schwartz
  • Was Body, Billie Tadros
  • Our Moon is a Chiseled Bone, Z.G. Tomaszewski  
  • Past Lives, V. Joshua Adams
  • Starlight and Error, Remica Bingham-Risher
  • How Before Sleep, Daniela Buccilli
  • Anonymous, Monique-Adelle Callahan
  • Oniontown, Tetman Callis
  • What Is There and Not, Lau Cesarco Eglin
  • Reckless Constellations, Grant Clauser
  • Ashland and Throop, Vincent Francone
  • The Ghosts of Monticello: A Recitative, Carmen Gillespie
  • Now Pause, D. Gilson
  • Stray, Adam Houle

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Prize

The winning author will receive a prize of $500, a contract for publication by Stillhouse Press, ten copies of their book, and paid transport to the 2017 Fall for the Book festival in Northern Virginia, where the winner will participate in a reading and conversation with contest judge, Kyle Dargan.

Judge

Kyle Dargan is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Honest Engine: Poems (University of Georgia Press, 2015) and Logorrhea Dementia: A Self-Diagnosis (UGA, 2010).  His debut, The Listening (UGA, 2004) won the 2003 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and his second, Bouquet of Hungers (UGA, 2007) was awarded the 2008 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry.  Dargan’s poems and non-fiction have appeared in publications such as Denver Quarterly, Jubilat, The Newark Star-Ledger, Ploughshares, TheRoot.com, and Shenandoah.  While a Yusef Komunyakaa fellow at Indiana University, Dargan served as poetry editor for Indiana Review.  Former managing editor of Callaloo, Dargan is also the founding editor of Post No Ills Magazine. He is Director of Creative Writing at American University and lives in Washington, DC.