Judy Blunt, Director
Liberal Arts 112
News Archive: 2006
Fourteen Hills chose Jill Beauchesne's poem, "Fish Ladder," as the recipient in poetry of the 2006 Bambi Holmes Award in Poetry & Prose. The Holmes Award honors two emerging writers published in Fourteen Hills who, as of their appearance in the journal, have not yet published a book-length work, with a cash prize of $250.
With his poem "The Egrets," Michael Bigley was the winner of the 2006 Academy of American Poets award (judged by Timothy Donnelly, poetry editor of The Boston Review.)
Sheila Black's (MFA 1998) first book of poems, House of Bone, was published with CustomWords Press in March 2007; a chapbook, How to be a Maquiladora, received Honorable Mention in Main Street Rag's 2006 Chapbook Contest and will be published by them in February 2007. A second full-length manuscript, Love/Iraq, was recently a finalist in the Blue Light Poetry Contest and the Many Mountains Moving Poetry Contest.
Rose Bunch won third prize in the Playboy Fiction Contest for her story "Donkey Hammer."
Professor Casey Charles of the literature faculty received third prize in the National Writers Union contest for his poem "Roadkill, Wyoming"; the contest was judged by Adrienne Rich, who commented that "the finalists were hard to rank, as each has a fine sense both of language and the interconnectedness of human lives that for me is at the heart of poetry."
"Slant Streets," a story by Chad Dundas, was published in the Beloit Fiction Journal.
Matthew Eck's novel was accepted for publication by Milkweed Editions.
Earl Ganz, a member of our Creative Writing faculty (fiction) for many years before retiring, published a new novel, The Taos Truth Game (U of New Mexico P, 2006).
Henrietta Goodman's (MFA 1994) poetry manuscript Take What You Want won the 2006 Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Books. She received a prize of $2,000, and her book was published in April 2007.
Frances Hwang (MFA 2001) and Aryn Kyle (MFA 2004) both received the prestigious Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' award in 2005. For details on the awards and the work of these two writers, see the winter 2005 edition of the Montanan. Aryn also won a 2005 National Magazine Award for her story, "Foaling Season," which appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, and has had her debut novel accepted by Scribners.
Mark Matthews's book, Smoke Jumping on the Western Fire Line: Conscientious Objectors during World War II, came out in August from the University of Oklahoma Press and is already headed for a second printing. His nonfiction book about the Mann Gulch Fire, Great Day to Fight Fire, was accepted for publication by the University of Oklahoma Press.
Steve Rinella has been receiving rave reviews (including one in the recent edition of Men's Journal) for his book, The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine; he also received a Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers award, and was interviewed with Michael Norris for "All Things Considered."