Greg McBride Wins 2012 Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry

JUDGE ADRIAN C. LOUIS SELECTS 2012 WINNER OF THE LIAM RECTOR FIRST BOOK PRIZE FOR POETRY

First, thanks to all for their patience in the delay of this announcement. We had a death in the prize family, and as such, we appreciate your kindness in waiting.

We’re pleased to announce the 2012 winner of The Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry:

Porthole by Greg McBride
of Silver Spring, MD

The winner will receive an honorarium of $1000, and publication by Briery Creek Press, to be released in Spring 2012.

Of Mr. McBride’s winning collection, our final judge, Adrian Louis writes:

“McBride’s is a mature voice, historical, compassionate, tender and visionary…”

All entrants will receive a copy of the winning book after its release in Spring 2012. Reading for the Liam Rector Prize for 2013 begins February 1, 2012.

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