Poetry. Winner the 2010 University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize. Winner of the 2009 Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize Selected by D. A. Powell. Written in part while Fenton's husband was deployed as a medic in Baghdad, CLAMOR loosely follows the narrative arc of weeks breathlessly suspended between imminences: word or silence, return or tragedy, heartbreak or gratitude. Yet these are poems that refuse to be sentimental or didactic. Instead, they marry with lyric ferocity the personal and the political in an examination of language and love in 21st century wartime.
Virginia Konchan @ Barn Owl ReviewRay McDaniel at The Constant CriticUniv of Wales 2010 Dylan Thomas Prize LonglistMichelle Tooker @ Elevate DifferenceApril Manteris @ ColdfrontWinner of the 2010 University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize [pdf]Winner of the 2011Bob Bush Memorial Award for First Book of Poetryfrom the Texas Institute of Lettersfeature: Poetry Society of America New Poet for2011, selected by Rachel ZuckerRuben Quesada @ Fringe Magazine
Elyse Fenton won the 2011 Bob Bush Memorial Award for First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters, the 2010 University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize and the 2008 Pablo Neruda Award from Nimrod International Literary Journal. She has published poetry and nonfiction in The New York Times, Best New Poets, and The Massachusetts Review. She received her M.F.A. from the University of Oregon and has worked in the woods, on farms, and in the schools in New Hampshire, Texas, and the Pacific Northwest. Author City: AUSTIN, TX USA