Announcing the Winner of the Inaugural Lester M. Wolfson Poetry Award:
Carrie Oeding, of Houston, Texas, has won the Lester M. Wolfson Poetry Award
for her manuscript, Our List of Solutions. The award includes a $1,000 dollar prize and publication by 42 Miles Press. Her work has appeared in the Best New Poets, 2005 anthology and several journals including DIAGRAM, Colorado Review, 32 Poems, Mid-American Review, Third Coast, Gulf Coast, Greensboro Review, Barn Owl Review, South Dakota Review, storySouth and Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction. Brenda Hillman selected her poems for second place in The Poetry Center of Chicago’s 2009 Juried Reading Award. She earned her MFA from Eastern Washington University. She then held a post-doctoral Fellowship from Ohio University where she received her Ph.D. and was awarded the Claude Kantner Fellowship. Carrie currently teaches as a Houston Writing Fellow.
from Our List of Solutions:
“Someone come back and ask me to stay
so I can feel good about getting my tires rotated