2013 Idaho Prize for Poetry
The winner of the Idaho Prize for Poetry 2013—selected by final judge, Sam Hamill—is THE GOLD SHOP OF BA-‘ALI by Yahya Frederickson of Moorhead, Minnesota. He will receive $1000 plus publication by Lost Horse Press. The annual prize is given for a poetry collection. The deadline submissions to the Idaho Prize 2014 is May 15, 2014.
Yahya Frederickson received a BA in The Individual and Society from Minnesota State University Moorhead, an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of Montana, and his PhD in English from the University of North Dakota. Dr. Frederickson spent much of the decade between graduate degrees in Sana’a, Yemen, where he taught English as a Foreign Language, composition, and poetry. His areas of specialization include poetry, Middle Eastern literature, cross-cultural contact literature, and Henry David Thoreau. A lover of international travel, he has visited Canada, Ethiopia, Greece, Mexico, Nigeria, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia, in addition to Yemen. Dr. Frederickson’s poems and book reviews have been published in national literary journals.
Congratulations, Dr. Frederickson! Thank you to all who sent manuscripts for the Idaho Prize for Poetry 2013! A hearty thanks to Sam Hamill, this year’s final judge, for a difficult job well done. Thanks to first readers, Ann Elizabeth Huston and Katie Pfalzgraff, whose help and energy are always appreciated.
The IDAHO PRIZE FOR POETRY 2013 WINNER
The Gold Shop of Ba-‘Ali by Yahya Frederickson
The IDAHO PRIZE FOR POETRY 2013 LONG LIST
Cardinal Points by Sandra Larson
Web to Weave & Corn to Grind by Stephen Cramer
East & West by Piotr Florczyk
Tributaries by Laura Da’
Eventually Yours by Daniel Lusk
Church of Needles by Sarah Sousa
Back Room at the Philosophers’ Club by Christopher Buckley
After Fever by Danielle Deulen
After Lunch with Frank O’Hara by Craig Cotter
Sand Opera by Philip Metres
Unruined by Valerie Wallace
How We Bury Our Dead by Jonathan Travelstead
Mud Angel & the Last Mermaid by M.E. Silverman