PressPress Chapbook Award

The PressPress Chapbook Award is closing soon, so get your skates on folks!

The 2010 PressPress Chapbook Award is now open for entries. The Award is made in early July 2010 and includes publication with PressPress and $600. Entries close 31 May 2010

Head on over and have a look at the details here

I have Scott-Patrick’s chapbook (2009 winner) and it does, as the site says, show originality and some great experimentation among it’s keen insights. My favourite piece so far is  torculus: at night/pedestrians are a/dirge, a low sad/throng drunk &/hollow with fun

At a  material level, the chapbook itself is in A6 format – which I think makes it beautiful and portable – I love the idea of  poetry being so intimate in its printed form, something you can have on you wherever you are.

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