Allison Joseph to Judge 2017 Numinous Orisons, Luminous Origin Literary Award

Agape Editions is delighted to announce that Allison Joseph will be serving as Judge of our 2017 Numinous Orisons, Luminous Origin Literary Award. The NOLO book contest will be given for poetry next year. The submission period will begin in mid-January, so please check the Agape Editions website in early 2017 for details!

Allison Joseph lives, writes, and teaches in Carbondale, Illinois, where she is part of the creative writing faculty at Southern Illinois University.  She serves as editor and poetry editor of Crab Orchard Review, moderator of the Creative Writers Opportunities List, and director of the Young Writers Workshop, a summer writers’ workshop for teen writers.

Her books and chapbooks include What Keeps Us Here (Ampersand Press), Soul Train (Carnegie Mellon University Press), In Every Seam (University of Pittsburgh Press), Worldly Pleasures (Word Tech Communications), Imitation of Life (Carnegie Mellon UP), Voice: Poems (Mayapple Press), My Father’s Kites (Steel Toe Books), Trace Particles (Backbone Press), Little Epiphanies (Imaginary Friend Press), Mercurial (Mayapple Press), Mortal Rewards (White Violet Press), Multitudes (Word Poetry), The Purpose of Hands (Glass Lyre Press), Corporal Muse (Yellow Chair Press), Double Identity (Singing Bone Press) and What Once You Loved (Barefoot Muse Press). She is the literary partner and wife of poet and editor Jon Tribble.

Last year’s NOLO winner was Nandini Dhar, whose book Historians of Redundant Moments was selected by Vandana Khanna. Historians of Redundant Moments will be released by Agape Editions in January of 2017.


Photo credit: Rusty Bailey

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