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Gatewood Prize Results

Switchback Books is pleased to announce the winner of the 2011 Gatewood Prize, chosen by Harryette Mullen:

Manifest by Cynthia Arrieu-King

Switchback Books will publish Manifest in February 2013.

Cynthia Arrieu-King was raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She’s been a gopher for Mr. Rogers, a hauler at a pizza sauce factory, an echocardiographer, and is currently an assistant professor of creative writing at Stockton College. Her book People are Tiny in Paintings of China was published by Octopus Books in 2010 and her collaborative chapbook with Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis By a Year Lousy with Meteors is forthcoming from Dream Horse Press in 2012. Her poems and reviews have appeared in Boston Review, Jacket, and Witness.

Thanks to all who submitted for giving us another batch of high-quality reading material and making our decisions more difficult! We'd like to bring special attention to the manuscripts our editors chose as finalists and semi-finalists.


LEMONWORLD & Other Poems by Carina Finn

Manifest by Cynthia Arrieu-King

the shiny jars aligned by Theresa Sotto

This Body of Islands by Steffi Drewes

Surge by Colleen McCarthy

We Lack in Equipment & Control by Jennifer H. Fortin

Anti-Portrait at Flashpoint by Cori Winrock

Who are your people, Sugar?: a ritual history by Ashley David

Flashes by Jennifer Firestone

Off to the Nervous Museum by Claire Donato


Bubble-Like, Drastic, and Improbably Charming by Anji Reyner

We Can’t Read This by Meg Day

an uncanny bouche of debaucheries by JJ Hastain

Candida: A Translation by Elaine Castillo

Perpetua Takes a Backseat by Catherine Cafferty

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