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A Pilgrim's Guild To Chaos in the Heartland

2005 Winner

We are proud to announce that the Winner of the 2005 Concrete Wolf Chapbook Competition has been selected by our final judge, Jeannine Hall Gailey. This year's winner is Jessica Goodfellow, for her manuscript A Pilgrim's Guide to Chaos in the Heartland.

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Finalists
In addition, we would like to make special mention of the following manuscripts:
  • Janet R. Kirchheimer - (1st Runner Up)
    • How To Spot One of Us
  • Freddy Frankel - (2nd Runner Up)
    • Notes on a War, 1944-1946
  • Russell Rowland - (3rd Runner Up)
    • We’re All Home Now
Honorable Mention
Baechler, Connie
Berube, Larry
Castleberry, R.T.
Chapis, Jennifer
Charde, Sharon L.
Douaihy, Margot
Knox, Janet Norman
Lesours, Skye Painter
McBreen, Brendan
Michaels, Denise
Nelson, Paul
Pursley III, John
Scott, Joanna Catherine
Sellers, Danielle
Teeters, Jim
Weaver, Julene T.
The Seduction of Voices
Orphan Boy, Soldier Boy
I Asked an Answer of the Blues
The Beekeeper’s Departure
Four Trees Down from Ponte Sisto
The Lengths
Eastlake Cleaners Where Quality & Price Count
Vinescapes
Shadows Like Wine
When I Awake, Daughter, What Matters
Alphabet of Wax
A Conventional Weather
The Lost Day
The Key West Elegies
Dream Camel
No Father Can Save Her
About our Judge
Jeannine Hall Gailey's first book, Becoming the Villainess, was recently published by Steel Toe Books. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and appeared twice on Verse Daily, as well as in journals like The Iowa Review, The Columbia Poetry Review, The Seattle Review, and The Evansville Review. She has an MA in English from the University of Cincinnati and is working on her MFA from Pacific University, where she volunteers as a poetry editor for Silk Road. Her chapbook, Female Comic Book Superheroes, is available from Pudding House Press and from her web site, http://www.webbish6.com/poetry/poetryindex.htm.