At the time, Eimers was serving as judge of the Austin Peay State University Zone 3 Press First Book of Poetry Award, and she awarded the prize to the manuscript in her hands Karen Skofield will read from her award-winning book “Frost in the Low Area” at 4 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the APSU Morgan University Center, Ballroom C. She will be joined by poet Nancy Eimers, author of four poetry collections. The event is free and open to the public.
Skolfield teaches travel writing and technical writing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she also earned her Master of Fine Arts. She is contributing editor at Bateau Press and the literary magazine Stirring, and her poems have appeared in 2011 Best of the Net Anthology, Cave Wall, Memorious, Painted Bride Quarterly, Rattle, Tar River Poetry, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verse Daily, West Branch and others.
Eimers is the author of four poetry collections: “Oz,” “A Grammar to Waking,” “No Moon” and “Destroying Angel.” She has received a Whiting Writers Award, two National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships and a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines, including Field, Paris Review, The Nation, Antioch Review, North American Review and Triquarterly. Her work has also appeared in anthologies, such as “Best American Poetry,” “Poets of the New Century” and “The New Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry.”
The Zone 3 Press First Book Award for Poetry is a biennial contest hosted by APSU’s literary journal and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. In alternate years, the press sponsors the Zone 3 Creative Nonfiction Book Award. For more information on the reading or the annual Zone 3 First Book Award for Poetry, contact Susan Wallace, Zone 3 editor, at email@example.com.