The Editors of New Issues Poetry & Prose are pleased to announce the winner of the 2009 Green Rose Prize: Malinda Markham for her manuscript Having Cut the Sparrow’s Heart. Malinda wins a $2,000 award and publication of her manuscript in the spring of 2010.
Malinda Markham received an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver. Her first book, Ninety-five Nights of Listening, won the Bread Loaf Bakeless Prize was was published by Houghton-Mifflin in 2002. Her poems have been published in journals such as Conjunctions, Colorado Review, American Letters & Commentary, Paris Review, Volt, and Fence. Her work has also appeared in the anthologies The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries (ed. by Reginald Shepherd) and Deep Travel (ed. by Sandra Meek). She has also published translations of modern and contemporary Japanese Poetry. She works as an equities translator for a major Japanese securities company.
Also accepted for publication in the Green Rose Series:
Tocqueville by Khaled Mattawa
Vivisect by Lisa Lewis
The Green Rose Prize is awarded to an author who has previously published at least one full-length book of poems. Winners are chosen by the editors of New Issues Press. Guidelines for the 2010 prize are available on our website.