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August 29, 2019

Winner of the Idaho Prize for Poetry 2019

Lost Horse Press is proud to announce the winner of the 2019 Idaho Prize for Poetry, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, with her manuscript Don’t Touch the Bones. The final judge was Sandra Alcosser. Congratulations, Julia! Don’t Touch the Bones will be released in early Spring 2020.

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach (www.juliakolchinskydasbach.com) emigrated from Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine as a Jewish refugee when she was six years old. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Oregon and is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of The Many Names for Mother, winner the Wick Poetry Prize (Kent State University Press, 2019) and The Bear Who Ate the Stars (Split Lip Press, 2014). Her poems appear in POETRYAmerican Poetry Review, and The Nation, among others. Her work has been selected for Best New Poets, the Williams Carlos Williams University Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and New South’s Poetry Prize. Julia is the editor of Construction Magazine (www.constructionlitmag.com) and writes a blog about motherhood (https://otherwomendonttellyou.wordpress.com/).

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach