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Yvette Neisser Moreno of Silver Spring, Maryland has won the 13th Annual Gival Press Poetry Award-2011 for her ms titled Grip. Her manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by Clifford Bernier, winner of the award for the previous year. Yvette Neisser Moreno will receive a cash award of $1000.00 and copies of her book. The book is due to be released in October of this year.


Yvette Neisser Moreno is a poet, translator, and literary advocate. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Foreign Policy in Focus, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Poetic Voices Without Borders. She co-translated with Patricia Bejarano Fisher South Pole/Polo Sur by María Teresa Ogliastri and translated Difficult Beauty by Luis Alberto Ambroggio. She has been featured on the public radio program \”The Poet and the Poem.\” Her book reviews and articles on poetry and translation have appeared in the Palestine-Israel Journal, The Montserrat Review, POST NO ILLS, and elsewhere. She is on the programming committee of Split This Rock Poetry Festival and is the founder of the DC-Area Literary Translators Network (DC-ALT). In 2012, she was the first runner-up for the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award sponsored by Poets & Writers. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.


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