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Friday, April 21, 2023

PARTY TIME! 2023 Birdy Poetry Prize Winner Announcement + Reading




April 28, 7 p.m. CT
Register in advance at tinyurl.com/2023Birdy

You're invited to join Meadowlark Press & Birdy Poetry Prize winners and finalists at the annual Birdy Poetry Prize Event!

Please register ahead of time for this free, public Zoom event at tinyurl.com/2023Birdy

The Birdy Poetry Prize is an annual full-length poetry manuscript competition that draws a large variety of poetic voices and subjects. This event showcases five of those voices, with readings from 2019 and 2021 finalists Ruth Maus (Valentine) and Brian Daldorph (Kansas Poems), as well as 2021 winner Alison Hicks (Knowing Is a Branching Trail) and 2022 winner Jonathan Greenhause (Cupping Our Palms), as well as the soon-to-be-announced 2023 winner! Audience members will have a chance to chat with the authors, too.

The event will be recorded and shared on the Meadowlark website (www.meadowlark-books.com), YouTube page (Meadowlark Press), and Facebook page (Meadowlark Press).

Birdy Poetry Prize books are available for purchase at the Meadowlark bookstore (meadowlarkbookstore.com).

To stay up to date on the publications of the 2023 winner and finalist, please subscribe to our newsletter at meadowlark-books.com.

We look forward to seeing you at the event, and we appreciate your support!

Jonathan Greenhause has won the Ledbury Poetry Competition, Aesthetica Magazine’s Creative Writing Award in Poetry, the Telluride Institute’s Fischer Poetry Prize, and the Prism Review Poetry Prize, and his poems have appeared in America, december, New York Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, Poetry Ireland Review, The Poetry Society, The Rialto, RHINO, Subtropics, and the Times Literary Supplement. Jonathan lives in Jersey City with his wife and their two sons, all within a stone’s throw of the local freight line.

Alison Hicks is the author of poetry collections Knowing Is a Branching Trail (2021 Birdy Poetry Prize Winner), You Who Took the Boat Out, and, Kiss; a chapbook, Falling Dreams; and a novella, Love: A Story of Images. Her work has appeared in Eclipse, Gargoyle, Permafrost, and Poet Lore, among other journals. She was named a finalist for the 2021 Beullah Rose Prize by Smartish Pace; was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Green Hills Literary Lantern; and has received two fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts. She graduated summa cum laude from Bryn Mawr College, and holds an MFA from the University of Arizona. In 1996, she founded Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio to support writers in the development of their individual voices and practice of their craft through community-based workshops and private consultation. With Elizabeth Mosier and Thérese Halscheid, she co-edited Prompted, an anthology of work from the first 13 years of the Wordshop Studio. She lives in Havertown, PA with her husband, Charles Greifenstein. Learn more about Alison at www.philawordshop.com.
Brian Daldorph, author of the 2020 Birdy finalist book, Kansas Poems, teaches at the University of Kansas and the Douglas County Jail. He serves as editor for Coal City Review. Kansas Poems is his eighth, and newest, poetry collection.
Ruth Maus, a native of Topeka, KS, has pursued a love of learning around the world, with languages, curiosity, and an appreciation for all beings a constant thread. She is the author of the 2019 Birdy finalist book, Valentine and Puzzled (Meadowlark Press 2022).

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