I’m happy to announce that we will be giving away a copy of The Hallelujah Hour by Judson Simmons. If you haven’t read this beautiful poetry collection yet, here’s your chance.
The Hallelujah Hour was published by Amsterdam Press and won 3rd place for the Flip Kelly Poetry Prize 2008. You can find Amsterdam Press on Facebook and visit their Etsy store for a full list of titles.
Judson and I first crossed paths at Sarah Lawrence College’s M.F.A. program. It is always wonderful to hear good news about my classmates. Congratulations, Judson!
The longing and precision in these poems held my attention immediately. The narrator in the poems, in the first person (singular or plural) or the second, accompanies the reader into a world with both a telescope and microscope. The importance of each small detail is magnified as the narrator draws connections to the larger universe.
Don’t take my word for it. Read examples of Judson’s work online, starting with two poems from Homestead Review or one from Evergreen Review.
To win your copy:
Share something you love about writing or reading poetry. You can post your comment below or on our Facebook group page.
Deadline: Tuesday, August 2nd at midnight EST. The winner will be randomly chosen (names will be literally put into a hat and one will be chosen) and announced on Wednesday, August 3rd.
Looking forward to hearing from you!