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October 04, 2015

Shann Ray’s BALEFIRE wins High Plains Book Award for Poetry 2105!

Congratulations to Shann Ray on winning the 2015 High Plains Book Award for his first collection of poems, BALEFIRE. We would also like to thank the final judges and the organizers of the High Plains Book Awards for their selection. There was stiff competition, including the latest collection by Ted Kooser.

HPBALogo2014B_Cover72The Billings Public Library Board has established the High Plains Book Awards to recognize regional authors and/or literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains including the states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

More than 200 books were nominated for the book awards, the highest number ever. All of the nominated books were read and evaluated by community volunteers in the first round of the selection process. The finalist books were then judged by writers who were finalists in previous years.