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Two of Cups Press Selects My Chapbook to Publish

Two of Cups Press has selected my chapbook, Tree of the Apple, to publish. This collection of poetry and prose is about my relationship with my father, who had Alzheimer's, who died in February 2016. 

August 1, 2016 From Two of Cups Press

We are thrilled to announce the results of our 2016 chapbook contest! We received over 250 submissions, and the caliber of work was incredible. Our decisions were extremely difficult. This year our final judge, Raegen Pietrucha (our 2015 winner), selected Nick Admussen‘s Neither Nearing Nor Departing as our winner.

In addition to Nick’s manuscript we will also publish Kelly DuMar‘s Tree of the Apple, and Kelly Lorraine Andrews‘ The Fear Archives.

This year’s honorable mentions are Sara Adams’ Swallowing Shark, Meg Eden Kuyatt’sSometimes I Dream of Drowning, Carly Sachs’ Careful, Girls, Robert Okaji’s A Word for Everything or Seven for Nothing, Rachel Bennett’s The Great Underground Empire, Anthony Frame’s Where Wind Meets Wing, Shuly Xóchitl Cawood’s Loves Lost and Other Vanishings, Matthew Haughton’s Live from Ghost Country, Sara Backer’sScavenger Hunt, and Sarah Cooper’s Fuckery.

We thank everyone who submitted to our contest. You are what keep small presses like us alive. Be on the lookout for our new titles in early 2017. Thanks!

My father with his first great grandchild on her visit to him in memory care. 

My father with his first great grandchild on her visit to him in memory care. 

Kelly DuMar