Congrats to the 2012 Gatewood Prize Winner!

October 31, 2012

Switchback books is pleased to announce the winner of our 2012 Gatewood Prize, chosen by Brenda Shaughnessy:

A Table that Goes on for Miles by Stefania Heim

Stefania Heim holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University and is completing a PhD in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, writing a dissertation called Dark Matter: Susan Howe, Muriel Rukeyser, and the Scholar's Art with support from the Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in publications including A Public Space, The Literary Review, and Harp & Altar; her scholarship and criticism in The Boston Review, Jacket2, and The Journal of Narrative Theory, and her translations in Aufgabe and Harper's. She is a founding editor of CIRCUMFERENCE: Poetry in Translation and has taught literature and writing at Columbia University and Hunter College and been a poet in residence in Chicago and New York City Public Schools.

Congratulations, Stefania! And welcome to Switchback!

Thanks to everyone who submitted manuscripts to our contest. We are continuously thrilled by the high-quality material we get year after year. Congratulations also to our finalists, chosen by our editors:

Hullaballoo by Maia Elgin

Rigging a Chevy Into a Time Machine & Other Ways to Escape a Plague by Carolyn Hembree

The Arrow by Lauren Ireland

little 'g' god grows tired of me by Aby Kaupang

Electric Light Parade by Karen Lepri


Whelm by Dawn Lonsinger

There's Something Happening Outside! by Sara Peck

The Rainy Season Diaries by Jennifer Reimer

This Coalition of Bones by Cori Winrock


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