Cloudbank Books offers two cash prizes: the Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize
of $1000, plus publication, for a full-length collection of poetry and/or
flash fiction; and a $200 prize for one poem in each issue of Cloudbank
magazine. To see Guidelines for both contests
Submissions for the 2017 Vern Rutsala Book Contest are due Sept. 30, 2016.
The due date for submissions to Cloudbank 11 is March 31, 2017.
Bunch of Animals
Reviewing Henry Hughes collection, Moist Meridian, Robert Pinsky praised
the “alertness, generosity, irony and candor of poems” that were
“endlessly curious about relationships . . . abiding, fearful, but engaging
mystery.” That mystery is intensified in Bunch of Animals where we
experience black dragon fish at a thousand fathoms, eels tunneling through soft mud,
earwigs wriggling out of shingles, swans winging high above, laboratory monkeys
escaping cages, and cats slinking into our dreams. With deep scientific and artistic
imagining, these poems allow us to explore, reconsider, and celebrate the intimacies
and distances of our bestial bonds.
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Cloudbank 9, 2015
includes poems by Rebecca Lilly, Rebecca Foust, Jeffrey Alfier, Karl Krolow,
Kathleen McGookey and others. There are reviews of two poetry books:
Still Life with Judas and Lightning by Dawn Diez Willis and
Small Talk by Peter Sears.
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Individual copies of Cloudbank are $8 each. Subscriptions are $15 for
Submissions for the Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize will be accepted through Sept. 30,
2016. A $1,000 prize will be given for a full-length book manuscript of poems and/or
flash fiction. For Contest Guidelines
We are now accepting poems and short prose for Cloudbank 10.
Contest Guidelines click here.
General Submission Guidelines click here.
More Cloudbank books click here.