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2010 Gatewood Prize's Judge: Cathy Park Hong

17 March 2010
2010 Gatewood Prize's Judge: Cathy Park Hong
The Gatewood Prize is Switchback Books' annual competition for a first or second full-length (48-80 pp.) collection of poems by a woman writing in the English language. It is named after Emma Gatewood, the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.

Judge: Cathy Park Hong

Cathy Park Hong is Korean-American. Her first book, Translating Mo'um was published in 2002 by Hanging Loose Press. Her second collection, Dance Dance Revolution, was chosen for the Barnard Women Poets Prize and was published in 2007 by W.W. Norton. Hong is also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her poems have been published in A Public Space, Paris Review, Poetry, American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Jubilat, and other journals, and she has reported for the Village Voice, The Guardian, Salon, and Christian Science Monitor. She now lives in New York City and is an Assistant Professor at Sarah Lawrence College.

Reading Period: March 1 - June 1, 2010

General Terms:

Poet must be a woman; our definition of "woman" is broad and includes transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, and female-identified individuals.

Submissions will be read by Switchback editors and staff members. We will select ten manuscripts to send on to the judge, who will choose the final winner.

Entries that do not meet these terms may be disqualified. Please email becca [at] switchbackbooks [dot] com with any questions.

Manuscripts should be between 48 and 80 pages, paginated.

(More information HERE.)
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