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congrats to Tina Schumann, who was awarded the 2010 Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize for her manuscript AS IF, by Parlar City Press located in Vestal, NY.

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congrats to Diana Woodcock, on the release of her chapbook IN THE SHADE OF THE SIDRA TREE (Finishing Line Press).

Diana Woodcock’s first full-length collection, Swaying on the Elephant’s Shoulders, won the 2010 Vernice Quebodeaux International Poetry Prize for Women and is forthcoming from Little Red Tree Publishing.  Her third chapbook, In the Shade of the Sidra Tree, will be released in October (Finishing Line Press).  Her first two chapbooks were published in 2009: Mandala, by Foothills Publishing as part of its Poets for Peace series; andTravels of a Gwai Lo by Toadlily Press, whose editors nominated her for a Pushcart Prize.  In 2009, she also received first, second and third prizes from Artists Embassy International and an International Publication Award from Atlanta Review. Recipient of the 2007 Creekwalker Poetry Prize, her poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2008 (selected by Mark Strand), Nimrod, Crab Orchard Review, Atlanta Review and other journals and anthologies. In May 2010, her poetry was exhibited with Li Chevalier’s paintings at the Today Art Museum in Beijing, China.  Currently teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, she has lived and worked in Tibet, Macau and Thailand.

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