Art Song Contest Winners

We are please to announce the results of our 2012 Art Song Contest.

Composer Brian Baxter has selected poet Richie Hofmann as the winner. Baxter’s setting of Hofmann’s poem “Old World Elegy” will be performed in Chicago as part of Singers On New Ground’s annual Ars Poetica concert scheduled for Spring 2013. A studio recording of the piece will be published alongside the poem in the Spring/Summer issue of Memorious.

Richie Hofmann is the recipient of a 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship.  His poems appear or are forthcoming in a number of magazines, including Poetry, the Yale Review, and the New Yorker, and have been honored with the Academy of American Poets Prize, the 2011 AWP Intro Journal Award for Poetry, and the Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.  He is currently pursuing an MFA in the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars.

The four finalists for the contest were Sam Cha, Keith Leonard, Tyler Mills, and Phoebe Reeves. This year’s contest drew an impressive pool of entries: thank you to all of the poets who sent us their work.

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