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Lisa Graley Wins the Gival Press Poetry Award

Gival Press is very pleased to announce that Lisa Graley of Lafayette, Louisiana has won the 14th Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2012, with a cash prize of $1000.00, publication, and twenty copies of her book.

Her manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by Beverly Burch, a previous winner of the award.

Photo of Lisa Graley by Chelsea Ellison (2013).

A native of West Virginia, Lisa Graley is an assistant professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she teaches English and Humanities and coordinates the Interdisciplinary Humanities program. She has published stories and poems in Glimmer Train Stories, The McNeese Review, and Water~Stone Review.

There were 4 finalists; the poets\’ names and place of residence are listed below:


All the Heat We Could Carry by Charlie Bondhus of Bridgewater, New Jersey.

Countries of Ghosts by Gaylord Brewer of Lascassas, Tennessee.

Fortune by Deborah Phelps of Huntsville, Texas.

Last Bestiary by Mark McKain of Altamonte Springs, Florida.

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