All Transparent Things Need Thundershirts

Congratulations to our winner of the Two Sylvias Press Wilder Poetry Book Prize: Dana Roeser for her collection All Transparent Things Need Thundershirts.

Runners Up:
Robin Reagler, Big Swim
Sue William Silverman, If The Girl Never Learns

Linda Cooper, Mythos
Luisa A. Igloria, Everything’s Beautiful Though It Never Arrives
Heidi Reszies, Of Water & Other Soft Constructions
Stephanie Roberts, rushes from the river disappointment
Beth Ruscio, Speaking Parts
Kathi Wolfe, The Book I Did Not Write

Thank you to everyone who entered! The manuscripts were wonderful this year and choosing a winner was difficult. Congratulations to Dana and all of the Runners Up and Finalists!

Dana’s collection will be published by Two Sylvias in 2019.

About the Winner:
Dana Roeser is the author of three previous books of poetry, The Theme of Tonight’s Party Has Been Changed (University of Massachusetts Press), winner of the Juniper Prize, and In the Truth Room and Beautiful Motion (Northeastern University Press/UPNE), both winners of the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize. Among her awards and honors are the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award (for Beautiful Motion), the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and numerous residencies in the U.S. and abroad. She has read her work widely and taught in the MFA programs in poetry at Purdue, Butler, and Wichita State Universities.