David Keplinger's book of prose poems, The Prayers of Others, won the 2007 Colorado Book Award for Poetry. His other book with New Issues, The Clearing, was a finalist for the same award last year.
According to their website: "The Colorado Book Award is a program that seeks to celebrate the accomplishments of Colorado’s literary community. The Award is meant to both recognize outstanding authors and to promote those authors to Colorado readers. Our goal is to raise the profile of the literary community and recognize its contributors while increasing their accessibility to the everyday reader who will, in turn, appreciate and share their work."