Switchback Books is thrilled to announce the winner of our first-ever Queer Voices Contest, chosen by our judge, Dawn Lundy Martin:
AND/OR by Jenn Marie Nunes
Jenn Marie Nunes is the author of three chapbooks, including OPERA TRANS OPERA, w/ Mel Coyle, from alice blue books. She holds a BS from Cornell University and an MFA from LSU. Jenn Marie currently lives in New Orleans where she teaches creative writing at Southern University at New Orleans, co-edits TENDE RLOIN, on online gallery for poetry, and performs as [Bi]Nary with the New Orleans Poetry Brothel. You can find more of her work online at [PANK], Finery, Horse Less Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Fiction Southeast and Café Irreal. This is her first full-length poetry collection
Congratulations, Jenn! Welcome to the Switchback family!
Thank you to everyone who submitted manuscripts to our first-ever Queer Voices Contest. We are impressed by the high-quality material we received. So many thanks!
Switchback Books is thrilled announce the winner of our 2013 Gatewood Prize, chosen by our judge Eileen Myles:
Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night by Morgan Parker
Morgan Parker received her BA from Columbia University and her MFA in poetry from NYU. Her work has been featured in Painted Bride Quarterly, PANK, ILK Journal, Phantom Limb, and the anthology Why I Am Not A Painter, published by Argos Books. Additional poems from her first manuscript, Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night, are forthcoming from Coconut Poetry, Handsome Journal, Vinyl Poetry, and NOO Journal. She has appeared at KGB Bar’s Emerging Writers Reading Series, the Metro Rhythm Reading Series, EARSHOT, the Brooklyn Ladies Text-based Salon, and elsewhere. A Cave Canem fellow, she lives in Brooklyn with her dog Braeburn.