settler by Maggie Queeney, winner of the Baltic Writing Residency Chapbook Contest. Chosen by judge, Shane McCrae.
"settler began haunting me while I was reading it for the first time, so that as soon as I finished it I wanted to read it over again. Maggie Queeney has captured so much human experience in such a small space—and in that small space, in even smaller spaces, sonnet by sonnet—and my admiration for the book, in particular for its taut clarity, from which its power to haunt derives, only increases each time I read it." - Shane McCrae
Produced and printed by Spencer Printing.
Maggie Queeney's work can be found in The Cincinnati Review, Bennington Review, Poetry Northwest, Copper Nickel, TYPO, and Conjunctions, among other publications. She reads and writes in Chicago.
Civil Disobedience by Matthew Guenette, winner of the 2016 Baltic Writing Residency Chapbook Contest. Chosen by judge, Valzhyna Mort.
Matthew Guenette was born in Syracuse, New York, and grew up in New Hampshire. He earned his BA from the University of New Hampshire and an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His first collection of poems, Sudden Anthem (Dream Horse Press, 2008), won the 2007 American Poetry Journal Book Prize. His second collection, American Busboy (University of Akron Press, 2011), was chosen by Mary Biddinger as an Editor's Choice Selection for the Akron Poetry Prize. Guenette teaches at Madison College in Madison, Wisconsin.