We are pleased to announce that Ada Limón has selected Eloisa Amezcua's From the Inside Quietly as the winner of the inaugural Shelterbelt Poetry Prize. Her collection will be published in Fall 2017.


Eloisa Amezcua is an Arizona native. She is the author of the chapbooks On Not Screaming (Horse Less Press), Symptoms of Teething, winner of the 2016 Vella Chapbook Prize from Paper Nautilus Press, and Mexicamericana, forthcoming from Porkbelly Press. Eloisa is the founder and editor of The Shallow Ends: A Journal of Poetry. You can find her at www.eloisaamezcua.com.



The editors also wish to recognize the writers below who were named as finalists:

Monica Berlin - Little Room, Small Ground
Monica Berlin - Elsewhere, That Small
Charlie Clark - Summer Music
Julia Marley - Caring for Your Cactus
Carly Joy Miller - Ceremonial
Heather Sweeney - Dear Marshall, Language is Our Only Wilderness
Jake Syersak - These Ghosts / This Compost
KC Trommer - We Call Them Beautiful
Artress White - Afmerica



We thank everyone who submitted to the contest and wish to thank our Assistant Editors: Courtney Cox, David Garvey, and Joe LaFata. We will begin accepting submissions for our next contest, a collection of prose, in Fall 2017. Please visit our Submissions page this summer for guidelines and information on the final judge.

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