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English Faculty Member Rebecca Aronson Wins Poetry Prize

April 13, 2016 -- CNM English faculty member Rebecca Aronson has won the 2016 Orison Poetry Prize for her book of poetry, “Ghost Child of the Atalanta Bloom.” She will receive an award of $1,500, and her manuscript will be published by Orison Books in early 2017.
English Faculty Member Rebecca Aronson Wins Poetry Prize

Apr 13, 2016

Orison Books is a press that publishes books of poetry, among other works. In a blind judging process, poet judge Hadara Bar-Nadav selected Aronson’s book as the recipient.

 At CNM, Aronson teaches poetry, fiction, composition courses, and technical writing. Her first book of poems, “Creature, Creature” won the Main-Traveled Roads Press Poetry Award and was published in 2007.  She was also the winner of the 2010 Prairie Schooner Strousse Award, the Loft Speakeasy Award, and she has had poems nominated for a Pushcart Prize three times.

 Aronson facilitates the CNM Main Campus writing group, coordinates a visiting writers series for CNM and is a member of the Dirt City Literary Collective.