Announcing the Omnidawn 2012 Poetry Chapbook Contest Winner

We are very excited to announce the winner of Omnidawn’s 2012 Poetry Chapbook Contest:
The Middle by Angela Hume, selected by Joseph Lease.

The finalists of the 2012 contest are (in alphabetical order by the author’s last name):

The Terms of Your Tenancy Are Changed — John Cross
Pasadena, California

Some Habits — C. Violet Eaton
Fayetteville, Arkansas

True to Life: cuttings, mechanics, & modifications — HL Hazuka
San Francisco, California

The Particulars: Oak, the Grain of, Oak. Angel Oak, Johns Island, South Carolina — Sara Peck
Charleston, South Carolina

Death Blossoms — Matthias Regan
Chicago, Illinois

Angela Hume lives in Oakland. She is the author of the chapbook Second Story of Your Body (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2011). Poems are forthcoming or have appeared in such journals as Little Red Leaves, RealPoetik, eccolinguistics, Zoland Poetry, and Spinning Jenny. Critical work is forthcoming or has appeared in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, ecopoetics, Evening Will Come, and Evental Aesthetics.

Angela holds an MFA from St. Mary’s College of California and is currently working toward a PhD in English at University of California, Davis. Her critical project focuses on intersections between (inheritances of) the German dialectical tradition; the lyric poem; and contemporary ecotheory. Recently she returned home to Oakland after serving as lecturer in American studies for a year at Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz, Germany, and currently Angela is working with several other scholars to organize the 2013 Conference on Ecopoetics, which will take place in February in Berkeley, California.

For more information about Omnidawn’s annual book contests, please visit our contest website at

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