Bridgewater provost named winner of Press 53 Award for Poetry

Dr. Leona Sevick has been named the winner of the Press 53 Award for Poetry.
Dr. Leona Sevick has been named the winner of the Press 53 Award for Poetry. | shutterstock
Dr. Leona Sevick, Bridgewater College provost and vice president of academic affairs, recently became the recipient of the 2017 Press 53 Award for Poetry.

Sevick won the award for her book of poetry called Lion Brothers after it was selected as the winner from 315 entries across the nation. The award was presented by Tom Lombardo, editor of the Press 53 poetry series. Lion Brothers is set to be published as A Tome Lombardo Poetry Selection by Press 53 on the first of April.

“The poems in Lion Brothers excited me with their high levels of emotion delivered in a clear and compelling voice,” one judge said. “Using distinct diction and figuration in a pleasing flow, the poet presents stories freshly, with surprises, while maintaining strong connections between readers and the world. This collection holds together nicely with its overarching narrative of the dark corners of domestic life.”

Sevick has had her poetry published in The Journal, Barrow Street, Potomac Review, North American Review, The Florida Review, Poet Lore -- as well as All We Can Hold: Poems of Motherhood and in Circe’s Lament: Anthology of Wild Women Poetry, both anthologies.

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