David Bartone wins the Sawtooth Prize!

David Bartone’s manuscript “Practice on Mountains” is the 2013 Sawtooth Poetry Prize winner, selected by Dan Beachy-Quick. “It’s wonderfully self-searching without being narcissistic,” wrote Beachy-Quick in the award statement, “tied into love’s agonies in ways familiar but strikingly honest, deprecating but audacious, learned but humble. It brings to its readers a primary document of the mind reading through the heart’s various damage.” Bartone is the author of Spring Logic, a chapbook with H_NGM_N (2011). His poems have appeared at The Laurel Review, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Thermos, Verse Online, Mountain Gazette, and others. The next Sawtooth Poetry Prize contest will be held between January 1 and March 1, 2014, and will be judged by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge.


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