aaduna contributor gets Shortlisted!!!

Tamara J. Madison, aaduna winter 2014 issue

A 2011 Pushcart Prize nominee for “Kentucky Curdled,” Tamara J. Madison’s poetry graced aaduna’s premier issue in February 2011, as well as subsequent issues in fall 2011, fall 2012, and winter/spring 2014. 

Tamara J. Madison, The Seward House Museum, Auburn, NY
Ms. Madison participated in aaduna’s inaugural public reading at The Seward House Museum, Auburn, NY in October 2011 and was a featured aaduna reader at Hudson County Community College, Newark, New Jersey in April 2012.  A prolific poet, performer, and writer, Tamara has published her work in other esteemed journals and publications.  (Please visit www.tamarajmadison.com.)  However, there is a special kinship between Ms. Madison and aaduna.  She is a founding member of what we graciously call the "aaduna family."

So, here is the deal.

Tamara has been shortlisted (i.e. one of four finalists) for the 2015 Willow Books Literature Award for poetry for her work “Breast Poems.”
Willow Books will announce two finalists by June 20th.  

For more information on Tamara and the awards, we encourage you to visit http://willowlit.net/willow-books-literature-awards/

Here is the bottom line:

The Willow Books Literature Awards recognize literary excellence in prose and poetry by writers from culturally diverse backgrounds.

The Grand Prize winners each receive a $1,000 cash prize, publication by Willow Books, and a sponsored reading at the University of New Haven.

Their 2015 Judges are Ruth Ellen Kocher and Andrew X. Pham 
aaduna congratulates Tamara J. Madison on her shortlisted status; applaud her achievements to date, and send her our best wishes for a finalist outcome.
Send her your support via her website or through us by using Keith Leonard's e-mail address: submissionsmanager@aaduna.org, subject line: Tamara!


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