Winner of the Stonewall Competition 2014

Stonewall Competition 2014: We’ve got a winner—UPPITY BLIND GIRL!

Kathi Wolfe’s Uppity Blind Girl has emerged from a varied, vigorous field to win the 2014 Stonewall Chapbook Competition.   The chapbook will come out early in 2015.   Here’s a little bit of information about her impressive career thus far—information we had no knowledge of when the book was being judged.

Kathi Wolfe is a writer and poet.  Her chapbook The Green Light was published by Finishing Line Press in 2013.  Wolfe was a finalist in the 2007 Pudding House Publications Chapbook competition.  Her chapbook Helen Takes the Stage: The Helen Keller Poems was published by Pudding House in 2008.  She is a contributor to Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability, an American Library Association Notable Book for 2011 and a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Poetry Anthology-Fall 2011.

Wolfe’s poetry has appeared  in Gargoyle, Beltway Poetry Quarterly and other publications.  She has appeared on the radio show “The Poet and the Poem,” received a Puffin Foundation grant, and been awarded poetry residencies by Vermont Studio Center.

In 2008, Wolfe was a Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow and a winner of that year’s (Washington DC Transit Authority/Arlington County, VA) Moving Words Poetry Competition.  She is a regular contributor to the LGBT newspaper “The Washington Blade” and a Senior Writer/Columnist with the arts magazine Scene4 (

BhB’s staff congratulates Kathi on her winning submission and offers sincere thanks to the other entrants for making the final decision not an easy one.


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