Asheville Poetry Review's 2019 William Matthews Poetry Prize Reading with Jude Nutter, Sarah Rose Nordgen, and Joshua Martin, hosted by Keith Flynn

Celebrate the winners of the 2019 William Matthews Poetry Prize, as selected by final judge Dorianne Laux:

First Place: "The Lions of Chauvet" by Jude Nutter
Second Place: "Blessing" by Sarah Rose Nordgen
Third Place: "Approaching My Brother, I Think of Karl Wallenda" by Joshua Martin 


Unfortunately, Jude Nutter will not be able to attend.

Jude was born in North Yorkshire, England, and grew up near Hannover, in northern Germany. Her poems have appeared in numerous national and international journals and have received over 40 awards and grants. Her first book-length collection, Pictures of the Afterlife (Salmon Poetry, Ireland), winner of the Irish Listowel Prize, was published in 2002. The Curator of Silence (University of Notre Dame Press), her second collection, won the Ernest Sandeen Prize from the University of Notre Dame and was awarded the 2007 Minnesota Book Award in poetry. A third collection, I Wish I Had a Heart Like Yours, Walt Whitman (University of Notre Dame Press), was awarded the 2010 Minnesota Book Award in poetry and voted Poetry Book of the Year by ForeWord Review in New York. In 2004-2005 she spent two months in Antarctica as part of the National Science Foundation’s Writers and Artists Program. Jude’s fourth collection, Dead Reckoning, will be published Salmon Poetry, Ireland, in the spring of 2020.

Sarah Rose Nordgren is the author of the poetry collections Best Bones (2014), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, and Darwin's Mother (2017), both from University of Pittsburgh Press. Her recent poems and essays can be found in Ploughshares, Copper Nickel, American Poetry Review, and The Kenyon Review. Among her awards are two fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council, and fellowships and residencies from the Sewanee and Bread Loaf Writers Conferences, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Native to North Carolina, Nordgren is currently a doctoral candidate in poetry at the University of Cincinnati with a certificate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies, and an Associate Editor at 32 Poems.

Joshua Martin is a PhD student in creative writing at Georgia State University, and has poems forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Salamander, Borderlands: The Texas Poetry Review, Aquifer: The Florida Review Online, Tupelo Quarterly, Nashville Review, The Cortland Review, Tar River Poetry, Raleigh Review, and more. 

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