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 (www.scene4.com).

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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