Fall 2011 Black River Chapbook Competition Winner: Nick McRae

All of us at Black Lawrence Press are pleased to announce that Nick McRae has won the Fall 2011 Black River Chapbook Competition for his collection of poems, Mountain Redemption.
Nick McRae’s poems, reviews, and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Linebreak, Passages North, The Southern Review, Third Coast, and other journals. Formerly a Fulbright fellow in the Slovak Republic and a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, he now studies poetry and teaches creative and analytical writing at The Ohio State University, where he also serves as Poetry Review Editor for The Journal. Nick was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, raised in the northwest Georgia mountains, and currently lives in Columbus, Ohio. 
Complete lists of the Fall 2011 Black River Chapbook Competition finalists and semi-finalists can be found here. Thanks to everyone who participated!