Gertrude Press is pleased to announce the 2014 Poetry and Fiction Chapbook Contest winners.
Winner: Christina Collins - "Conspiracy of Beauty"
Christina Collins lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after spending most of her life on the West Coast. She received her MFA in Poetry from the Rainier Writing Workshop in 2010; her work has appeared in Vinyl Poetry and burntdistrict. In addition to writing, she is a visual artist, musician, and collaborative performance artist working primarily in contemporary vaudeville and cabaret.
Winner: Trisha Cowen - "Mobiles in the Sky"
Trisha Cowen holds a PhD in English and Creative Writing from Binghamton University. She holds a BFA from Emerson College, where she had the opportunity to work as an Olympic News Reporter at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. She has taught Creative Writing and Multicultural American Literature courses, both in the United States and in Asia. She previously served as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the literary journal Harpur Palate. Her work can be found in The Portland Review, Amoskeag, 2 Bridges Review, Bitter Oleander Press, among others. She is currently completing a historical fiction novel about Japanese Comfort Women entitled Five Thousand Days of Autumn.