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2021 Moonstone Chapbook Contest Reading: Kyle Laws, Faith Paulsen, and Paul Siegell

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


2021 Moonstone Chapbook Contest Winners: Virtual Poetry Reading

We’re celebrating the winners of our annual poetry chapbook contest. Come hear our champions read from their winning works!


Meeting ID: 843 0832 9737 – Passcode: 678146

First Prize: Kyle Laws – author of the sea is woman

Kyle Laws is based out of Steel City Art Works in Pueblo, CO where she directs Line/Circle: Women Poets in Performance. She was born in Philadelphia and her family maintains a home there. Collections include Uncorseted (Kung Fu Treachery Press, 2020), Ride the Pink Horse (Stubborn Mule Press, 2019), Faces of Fishing Creek (Middle Creek Publishing, 2018), This Town: Poems of Correspondence coauthored with Jared Smith (Liquid Light Press, 2017), So Bright to Blind (Five Oaks Press, 2015), and Wildwood (Lummox Press, 2014). With eight nominations for a Pushcart Prize and one for Best of the Net, her poems and essays have appeared in magazines and anthologies in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Germany. She is editor and publisher of Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press.

Runner Up: Faith Paulsen – author of we marry we bury we sing or we weep

Faith Paulsen’s work has appeared in One Art, Ghost City Press, Seaborne, and Book of Matches, as well as Thimble Literary Magazine, Evansville Review, Mantis, Psaltery and Lyre, and Terra Preta, among others. Her work also appears in the anthologies Is it Hot in Here or Is It Just Me? and 50/50: Poems & Translations by Womxn over 50. She has been nominated for a Pushcart, and her chapbook A Color Called Harvest was published in 2016. A second chapbook, Cyanometer, is expected in 2021. She lives just outside Philadelphia. She and her husband Barton Sacks are the proud parents of three sons, Paz, Seth and Gideon.

Runner Up: Paul Siegell – author of The Tongue They Shared

Paul Siegell is the 2021 Montgomery County Poet Laureate and author of Take Out Delivery, wild life rifle fire, jambandbootleg, and Poemergency Room. He’s an award-winning creative director at The Philadelphia Inquirer and was a senior editor at Painted Bride Quarterly from 2007-2019. In 2015, his work was selected for the Pennsylvania’s Center for the Book’s Public Poetry Project. A Pushcart nominee, Paul has contributed to American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Rattle, and many other fine journals.


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