NEW YORK CITY
September 26 th , 2007
PAULA BRANCATO WINS
2007 BRUSHFIRE CHAPBOOK AWARD
The Writers Place and the pacificREVIEW are delighted to announce the recipient of the 2007 Brushfire Chapbook Award:
Dar a la Luz by TWP member Paula Brancato
Dar a Luz, dare alle luce, means to give light, i.e. to give birth. An unusual mix of business and creative talent, Brancato was one of the first women executives on Wall Street, a music producer in Hollywood and a strategic planner for The World Bank, all of which have contributed to her unique voice. T hese are poems of "the new feminism" on complex topics of identity, war and love.
The Brushfire Award was judged by Ilya Kaminsky, author of Dancing in Odessa , and carries both publication in the 2007-2008 issue of pacificREVIEW , due out in November, and a $1000 honorarium. Please go to http://pacificreview.sdsu.edu/ for details.
Congratulations to our winner!