With gratitude — Hiraeth Press posts news of Winners of the Wild Earth Poetry Prize 2013:
“We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Wild Earth Poetry Prize: Martin Willitts, Jr. for his collection, Searching For What Is Not There and Gwendolyn Morgan for her collection, Crow Feathers, Red Ochre, Green Tea! . . . .
Crow Feathers, Red Ochre, Green Tea, is Gwendolyn Morgan’s first collection. The book offers richly textured poetic render ings of natural land scapes and emotional nuances in response to those land scapes. She weaves concerns for global warming, social inequities, and health care together with images of birds, plants, animals, breath, evoking our interconnectedness with all sentient beings and the spiritual universe. There is in these poems a deep sense of care for and rooted ness in the nat ural world.
A little about Gwendolyn: Gwendolyn Morgan learned the names of birds and wild flowers and inherited paint brushes and boxes from her grand mothers. With a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College, and a M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, she has been a recipient of writing residencies at Artsmith, Caldera and Soapstone. Her poems appear in: Calyx, Dakotah, Kalliope, Kinesis, Manzanita Quarterly, Tributaries: a Journal of Nature Writing, VoiceCatcher, Written River as well as anthologies and other literary journals….”
Collection forthcoming December 2013