Congratulations to the winner of the 2021 Lightscatter Press Prize

Kelly Hoffer, for Undershore
from judge Diana Khoi Nguyen's citation:

"Undershore is incandescent, like an electric light housing a filament which glows when a current passes through it. A filament as tender and tenacious as spider silk weathering the elements. Its lyrical adroitness is immediately felt and heard."
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forthcoming Spring 2023

Kelly Hoffer earned an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in TAGVVERK, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Mississippi Review, Prelude online, The Bennington Review, and Second Factory from ugly duckling presse, among others. She is currently a PhD candidate in Literatures in English at Cornell University. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @kellyrosehoffer.​

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finalists

Jason Olsen, Everything Gets Louder in the Dark

Jessica Dionne, Welcome to the Hibernaculum

the book and|the booplus

Lightscatter Press's books trigger multiple acts and sites of reading, a model that we articulate as the book and, or the book plus: the book launches both its textual self as well as multimedia artifacts and experiences that expand the worlds in which the reader can encounter the text.

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