Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

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  1. Intrusive Beauty
    In this powerful debut, Capista traverses earth and ether to yield poems that elucidate the space between one’s life and one’s livelihood. While its landscapes range from back-alley Baltimore to the Bitterroot Valley, this... Learn More
    Published: 12th March 2019
    Paperback | £12.99
  2. Doubtful Harbor

    Doubtful Harbor

    Poems

    Written by Idris Anderson, Selected by Sherrod Santos

    Series Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

    Ohio University Press

    In Doubtful Harbor, Idris Anderson turns wandering into art. From large landscapes to the minutest details, she seeks with each poem to convey the world more clearly, acutely, and exquisitely.... Learn More
    Published: 2nd March 2018
    Paperback | £12.99
  3. Penumbra

    Penumbra

    Poems

    Written by Michael Shewmaker, Selected by Rodney Jones

    Series Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

    Ohio University Press

    Penumbra—Michael Shewmaker’s debut collection—explores the half-shadows of a world torn between faith and doubt.... Learn More
    Published: 28th February 2017
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  4. Animal Purpose
    In Animal Purpose, Michelle Y. Burke explores the lives of men and women as they stand poised between the desire to love and the compulsion to harm. She scours the hard edges of the world to find “fleeting softness,” which... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2016
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  5. The Surface of the Lit World
    In The Surface of the Lit World, Shane Seely draws on a wide range of sources—from personal memory to biblical narrative—to explore the stories that we tell ourselves about ourselves, the ways in which we make meaning of our... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2015
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  6. On the Desire to Levitate
    On the Desire to Levitate is the first collection of poems by Alison Powell. This striking collection includes vivid, unflinching meditations on aging, mythology, poetry, and family.... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2014
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  7. Gravel and Hawk
    Published: 16th February 2012
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  8. The Armillary Sphere
    Taking the warp of dream, sometimes nightmare, and weaving it with the ordinary world, the poems of The Armillary Sphere, Ann Hudson's award-winning debut collection, do not simplify the mystery but deepen it.... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2006
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    Paperback | £11.99
  9. Hometown for an Hour
    In her second collection of poems, Jennifer Rose writes primarily of places and displacement. Using the postcard’s conventions of brevity, immediacy, and, in some instances, humor, these poems are greetings from destinations... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2006
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  10. The Optimist
    In Joshua Mehigan’s award-winning poetry, one encounters a lucid, resolute vision driven by an amazing facility with the metrical line.... Learn More
    Published: 10th May 2005
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  11. Solving for X
    In Solving for X, his award-winning collection of new poems, Robert B. Shaw probes the familiar and encounters the unexpected; in the apparently random he discerns a hidden order.... Learn More
    Published: 31st December 2002
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  12. The Palace of Bones
    The Palace of Bones by Allison Eir Jenks is an often stark and startling vision of the way we live, the places we inhabit, and the relics we make to comfort ourselves. Haunted by a quiet, unquenchable longing, Jenks expertly and... Learn More
    Published: 31st March 2002
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  13. Nostos
    In choosing the winning manuscript for the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, judge Andrew Hudgins remarked: “With immense poetic verve, Pelizzon finds flamboyance in places where it has been forgotten and brings it back to vivid... Learn More
    Published: 29th February 2000
    Paperback | £11.99
  14. Nostos
    In choosing the winning manuscript for the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, judge Andrew Hudgins remarked: “With immense poetic verve, Pelizzon finds flamboyance in places where it has been forgotten and brings it back to vivid... Learn More
    Published: 29th February 2000
    Hardback | £19.99
  15. Infinite Morning
    About the author of this award-winning collection, final judge Miller Williams commented: “Meredith Carson writes poems so well-controlled in tone that the language of conversation takes on an elegance rarely found in contemporary... Learn More
    Published: 30th November 1997
    Paperback | £11.99
  16. Infinite Morning
    About the author of this award-winning collection, final judge Miller Williams commented: “Meredith Carson writes poems so well-controlled in tone that the language of conversation takes on an elegance rarely found in contemporary... Learn More
    Published: 30th November 1997
    Hardback | £20.99