Gertrude Press is pleased to announce the 2012 Fiction and Poetry Chapbook Contest winners.
Winner: Meg Day, Salt Lake City, UT - "When All You Have Is A Hammer"
Meg Day is a three-time Pushcart-nominated poet, nationally awarded spoken word artist, and veteran arts educator who is currently a PhD fellow in Poetry & Disability Poetics at the University of Utah. Meg hails from San Diego by way of Oakland, where she taught young poets to hold their own at the mic with Youth Speaks and as a WritersCorps Teaching Artist in San Francisco. A 2010 Lambda Fellow, 2011 Hedgebrook Fellow, and 2012 Squaw Valley Fellow, Meg completed her MFA at Mills College and publishes the femme ally zine, ON OUR KNEES, out of Salt Lake City. A 2012 AWP Intro Award Winner and nominee for the Best New Poets of 2012, Meg’s most recent work can be found in ZYZZYVA, Drunken Boat, and forthcoming from Artful Dodge, This Assignment is So Gay: Poems from LGBTQ Teachers, and Troubling the Line: An Anthology of Trans & Genderqueer Poetry & Poetics. Visit her online at www.megday.com.
Winner: Loren Moreno, Brooklyn, NY - "Aaron & Keoni"
Loren Moreno is a journalist and writer from Honolulu, Hawaii currently living in Brooklyn, New York. For five years he was a daily newspaper reporter covering education for The Honolulu Advertiser, Hawai’i's largest daily newspaper. Currently he is an associate editor at a magazine publishing group in NYC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Hawai’i Pacific University and recently earned his MFA in Creative Writing at The New School. His creative work has been published or is forthcoming in Eclectic Flash, Ignavia Press, Glossolalia, Gertrude, and Battered Suitcase. His flash fiction chapbook At This Late Hour was awarded runner-up in the 2010 Stonewall Chapbook Contest run by Brickhouse Books. Another chapbook, Lives Worth Saving, earned third place in the 2011 Gertrude Chapbook Contest run by Gertrude Press. He is currently working on a young adult novel.