Anderbo Poetry Prize

2008 Anderbo Poetry Prize

Winner: Kathleen M. Kelley
for her poems
"The Waiting Room" & "My Real Mother"
She receives:
$500 cash
Publication on

2008 Anderbo Poetry Prize Poems of Distinction:
"Fugitive Memory" by Penelope Scambly Schott
"Graal" by Carol Quinn
"What Your Life Did While You Were Away" by Leslie Vryenhoek

Read Them Here!

Kim Waller 2008 Poetry Prize Judge
At Wellesley College, Kim Waller was a student of Richard Wilbur and Philip Booth. One summer she had the luck of holding the Robert Frost Poetry Scholarship at the Breadloaf School of English in Ripton, Vermont. Her first published poems appeared in anthologies edited by Chad Walsh and John Ciardi. Her poetry has subsequently appeared in The Hudson Review, The Minnesota Review, New World Writing # 10, Best Poems of 1975, The Penny Paper, Visiting Frost, and the Cider Mill Press, among others. Her privately-printed collection of poems is titled Winter Parsley. She has taught at two New York private schools, The Packer Collegiate Institute and The Brearley School, as well as the summertime College Readiness Program for college-bound inner-city students. Her early experience as a magazine editor was gained at Mademoiselle and The Atlantic Monthly. This led to a long career as a features editor at Town & Country and, later, Victoria magazine. She is now a free-lance magazine writer specializing in architecture and interior design. Her articles have appeared in such magazines as Coastal Living, House Beautiful, Connecticut, Real Simple, Travel & Leisure, The New York Times, Decorating, and Home. She is the author of two books on tea, three decorating books, and her personal essays have been in magazines and two anthologies: Thoughts of Home, and The Quiet Center. She and her husband, a documentary filmmaker, live in New York City and have two sons.

Joanna Bock 2008 Anderbo Poetry Prize Contest Assistant
Joanna Bock holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Michigan in her hometown of Ann Arbor, where she also studied the craft of creative nonfiction. She received a Hopwood Award for her poetry thesis in 2004, and has work forthcoming in Indiana Review. She is an intern at Open City Magazine & Books in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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