Tuesday, February 14, 2012

We have a winner!

Bearnice, our mascot here at Bear Star, is doing the happy dance once again, and so am I. After much deliberation, my two collaborators in judgment and I are very pleased to announce that the 2012 Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize goes to W. Vandoren Wheeler of Portland, Oregon, for his manuscript The Accidentalist. Van hails originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico, which also makes me happy. Dorothy herself lives in Placitas, NM, and will be turning 90 next week, so it seems fitting that at least one person receiving her prize hails from the state she loves.

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