Judged: Oct-Dec 2016
Richard Krawiec has published three books of poetry, most recently Women Who Loved me Despite. His work appears in dozens of literary magazines, including New Orleans Review, Drunken Boat, Shenandoah, sou’wester, Dublin Review, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Spillway, North Dakota Quarterly, Blue Fifth Review, etc. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize last year by two magazines, and Best of the Net by another. In addition to poetry, he has published 2 novels, Time Sharing and Faith in What?, a story collection, And Fools of God, and 4 plays. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NC Arts Council (twice), and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He teaches online courses for UNC Chapel Hill, for which he won their Excellence in Teaching Award. He is founder of Jacar Press, a Community Active publishing company. that publishes full-length collections, chapbooks, anthologies and an award-winning online magazine One. They also sponsor community workshops.
He has worked extensively with people in homeless shelters, women’s shelters, prisons, literacy classes, and community sites, teaching writing.