Thursday, July 15, 2010

Poetry Student Wins Lettre Sauvage Chapbook Contest

Grace Curtis, soon-to-be graduate in poetry from the Ashland University MFA program, just won the Lettre Sauvage chapbook contest for her manuscript, The Surly Bonds of Earth. Stephen Dunn, the judge of the contest, had this to say about Grace's chapbook:

"In Grace Curtis' The Surly Bonds of Earth, we feel in the presence of a voice richly capable of blending image and statement as it explores its various concerns. Behind that voice is an intelligence we learn to trust, and a sense of narrative tact (most evident in "Weeding") as she thinks her way down the page. The 'outer seriousness, inner humor' quality that Frost championed is hers as well. Many pleasures here, many tones."
-- Stephen Dunn

Grace will give a reading from her thesis Thursday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Ashland University Summer Residency program. A complete schedule of events is available on the Ashland University website.

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