Bret Shepard Wins The 2019 Moon City Poetry Award

We would like to congratulate Bret Shepard of Tacoma, Washington, for winning the 2019 Moon City Poetry Award with his manuscript, Place Where Presence Was. Shepard’s book will be published this November on MCP and he will receive the $1000 first prize. Congratulations, Bret!

From Alaska, Shepard has lived throughout the Pacific and Arctic coasts. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Arts & Letters, Boston Review, Mississippi Review, Crazyhorse Literary Journal, and elsewhere. He is the author of Negative Compass, winner of the Wells College Chapbook Prize.

Congrats, too, to everyone who entered, for making this the most competitive competition yet.

Entries for the 2020 Moon City Poetry Award are now being taken at our Submittable page:

We wish everyone a safe and productive time and look forward to bringing you Place Where Presence Was this fall!