Announcement! Announcement!

Photographer: Josette Chen
Model: Stephanie Robalino
Stylist: Joshua MacLeod of Vesper Magazine
Producer: Dog & Pony

Augury Books is delighted to announce that David Joel Friedman is the winner of this year’s Editors’ Prize for his beautiful manuscript Soldier Quick with Rain. David is also the author of The Welcome, which was selected by Stephen Dunn for the 2004 National Poetry Series and published by University of Illinois Press. Recent poems by David can be seen in Barrow Street and on Poetry Daily.

We are also very happy to be publishing Maureen Alsop’s Mantic. Maureen is the author of Apparition Wren (Main Street Rag); her work has previously appeared in AGNI, Blackbird, Action Yes, Drunken Boat and The Kenyon Review. 

We are also thrilled to be partnering with Vesper Magazine for images.

Finalists for the 2012 Editors’ Prize are as follows:

Jeff Alessandrelli, You Can’t Discover the Lost Treasure if the Ship Didn’t Sink

Stephanie Anderson, From an Assumed Position

Bruce Covey, Change Machine

Nicholas Hite, Whichever Chain I Choose

Mark McKain, From Burnt Ground

Rachel Moritz, Borrowed Wave

Sarah Paley, Interior Soliloquys

Andrew Terhune, No Tee Vee

Lee Upton, Bottle the Bottles

Thank you so much to everyone who submitted their work to us; we are grateful and humble to have had the chance to read so many excellent poems.