George Kalogeris of Boston, Mass., has won the Stephen J. Meringoff Award in Poetry, for his poems “Peponi”, “Reading ZH”, “Language and Darkness”, and “Singing Contests”, selected by poetry judges Greg Delanty and David Curzon. The award carries with it a cash award of $2000 and publication in either Literary Imagination or Literary Matters.
George Kalogeris is the author of a book of paired poems in translation, Dialogos (Antilever, 2012), and of a book of poems based upon the notebooks of Albert Camus, Camus: Carnets (Pressed Wafer, 2006). His poems and translations were anthologized in Joining Music with Reason, edited by Christopher Ricks (2010 ). He teaches English Literature and is the Director of the Classics Minor at Suffolk University.
Anneliese Schultz of Richmond, BC, has won the Stephen J. Meringoff Award in Fiction, for her short story “The Edible and the Beauteous and the Dead”, chosen by fiction judge Mark Halliday. The award carries with it a cash award of $2000 and publication in either Literary Imagination or Literary Matters.
Originally from New York State, Anneliese Schultz is a former Bread Loaf Scholar with an MA in Italian and MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She now teaches Green Italian at UBC, incorporating sustainability into la bella lingua, and is at work on a young adult series set in a climate-changed world. The first title, Distant Dream, reached Second Round in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition, and has just won the 2013 Good Read Novel Competition at A Woman’s Write.
Anneliese’s fiction has been recognized by the Toronto Star, New York Stories, Ruminate, Snake Nation, Wild Leaf and WriteCorner presses, and the Heekin Group Foundation, and published in several anthologies. Her poetry has appeared in Witness to Wilderness: The Clayoquot Sound Anthology, Tree Stories: A Collection of Extraordinary Encounters, The Book of George and A Verse Map of Vancouver, and her short play, 27 Years, premiered at Vancouver’s Gateway Theatre.
The winner of the 2013 Enizagam Literary Award in Fiction, her story “Child” has been nominated for a 2014 Pushcart Prize.
Alex Brink Effgen of Salem, Mass., has won the Stephen J. Meringoff Award in Non-Fiction, for his essay “Measured Quantities: Authorship as compared to The Culinary Arts”, selected by non-fiction judge John Burt. The award carries with it a cash award of $2000 and publication in either Literary Imagination or Literary Matters.
Alex Brink Effgen is a doctoral candidate at Boston University’s Editorial Institute, working on the later essays of Mark Twain. Mr. Effgen will be a Graduate Writing Fellow for the College of Arts and Sciences this Fall, and currently works in hospitality administration at the convergence of contemporary culinary arts and nineteenth-century cultural discourse: Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall in Salem, Massachusetts.