Read this blurb from Conor Bracken on winning last year’s Chapbook Competition sponsored by Bull City Press. Apply to the 2018 Chapbook Competition today, and add your name to the list behind Conor’s.
“Winning the fifth annual Frost Place Chapbook Competition is such an incomparable honor, and comes with so many attendant privileges, I have trouble seeing the edges of my gratitude. I am so fortunate to be in the company of the wonderful, trenchant, brilliant writers who have won before me—Tiana Clark, Anders Carlson-Wee, Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, Jill Osier—and to work with the affable, perspicacious editors at Bull City Press in honing Henry Kissinger, Mon Amour to a fine point. And on top of that, I get to spend time in the home of Robert Frost—who taught me that a poem should ride on its own melting—both during the Poetry Seminar, and on my own. I am so grateful to Diane Seuss for selecting my manuscript from so many great ones; to Ross White and the editors and readers at Bull City for thinking it worthy; and to Maudelle Driskell and the Frost Place Board of Trustees for the opportunity and recognition this represents. I am thrilled to bring these poems into the world, and delighted that I get to share this thrill with so many kind, luminous humans.” — Conor Bracken, 2017 Chapbook Competition Winner