2020 Winners


Watch the following video to see which of the four finalists below won gold, and which won silver.

Homespun Mercies

Author: DJ Hill

Publisher: Light of the Moon

ISBN: 978-1-7327909-4-0

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Told through poetry and original artwork, Homespun Mercies is a journey of the soul, with each page bringing readers to a deeper realization of self.

Human-Powered Poetry from the Appalachian Trail: A Thru-hiker's Perspective

Author: Daniel "Screech" Zube

Publisher: Peter E. Randall Publisher

ISBN: 978-1-937721-77-0

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Hikers will enjoy these short poems and color photographs captured at specific mile markers along the Appalachian Trail. Small enough to pack!

Save Our Ship

Author: Barbara Ungar

Publisher: The Ashland Poetry Press

ISBN: 978-0-912592-74-9

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In this alphabet book of feminist and ecological resistance, #MeToo meets Global Weirding, and women do not mind their tongues, or their Ps and Qs.

the skin of dreams: new and collected poems 1995-2018

Author: Quraysh Ali Lansana

Publisher: The Calliope Group

ISBN: 978-1-7336474-0-3

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the skin of dreams maps small-town Oklahoma to southside Chicago. Exploring complicated terrains of Blackness, history, and home, these poems cry, sing, scream, and see.

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