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Monday, July 28, 2008

Dismal Rock named Best Second Book of 2007 by The Contemporary Poetry Review

From Tupelo Press's web site:

The Contemporary Poetry Review, a journal devoted exclusively to poetry criticism, has named Davis McCombs' Dismal Rock as the Best Second Book of Poetry for 2007. Included with this honor is this encomium:

"McCombs transports the reader to his native Kentucky for his follow up to Ultima Thule, which won the Yale Younger Poets Prize. The poems are laden with rich local imagery, and they seem at times carved into the very sandstone of Dismal Rock like the ancient petroglyphs his characters encounter there."

Congratulations to Davis McCombs, this is the fourth poetry prize for Dismal Rock. His book has also has garnered a Dorset Prize, the Eric Hoffer award, as well as the first place prize in the Kentucky Literary Awards.

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