K Silem Mohammad, judge for the 2013 Ahsahta Chapbook Contest, has selected Anachromisms by Marco Giovenale of Rome, Italy, as winner of the $1,000 prize and publication. His chapbook will be released in spring 2014. Pattie McCarthy’s manuscript x y z & & will be published as well, in fall 2014.
Marco Giovenale lives and works in Rome. He is editor of gammm.org, puntocritico.eu, Or. He is an author of books and ebooks of linear poetry, asemic stuff, photography, and experimental prose. In English, his works include A gunless tea (Dusi/e-chap, 2007) and CDK (Tir aux pigeons, 2009: http://tir-aux-pigeons.blogspot.it/2009/03/cdk-marco-giovenale.html). He has published four e-artbooks (as differx) at http://vuggbooks.randomflux.info/. Among his asemic works are Sibille asemantiche (La camera verde, 2008), This Is Visual Poetry / by Marco Giovenale (ed. by Dan Waber, 2011), and Asemic Sibyls (Red Fox Press, 2013.) His blog is http://slowforward.wordpress.com.
Ahsahta Press, named for the Mandan word for “Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep,” was founded in 1974 and publishes seven to ten books of poetry per year, including the winners of its annual Chapbook Contest and Sawtooth Poetry Prize. It is based at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, and is directed by Janet Holmes, a professor in the MFA Program for Creative Writing at Boise State.