===2014 ND/SA chapbook contest===
We’re thrilled to be publishing chapbooks by David Feinstein and Emily Skillings! Both are due out later this year.
Finalists: Dia Felix, Marina Kaganova, Simone Kearney, Virginia McLure, Christina Olivares, and Leigh Phillips
===2013 ND/SA winner: Brian Trimboli’s The Brothers, Perdendo and Perdendosi===
In December 2012, No, Dear in collaboration with Small Anchor Press announced a chapbook contest for New York City poets who hadn’t yet published a full-length book or chapbook. We’re honored to announce the publication of Brian Trimboli’s The Brothers, Perdendo and Perdendosi.
Brian Trimboli’s poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, and Forklift, Ohio. He has received fellowships from NYU and Bucknell University, and is currently a PhD candidate at Binghamton University.
To read Brian Trimboli’s ‘The Brothers, Perdendo and Perdendosi’ I first traversed hard metal screws and blood red thread. Here is a chapbook about one family—the thread of shared blood imposing self-reflection: a father who confounded, embarrassed, and demanded. A brother walked beside the speaker and saw the same ‘orchestra of small insanities held together with catgut.’ Trimboli writes of how each generation bears onward despite the previous one, that the children might indeed master the meaningless: to rename, they might establish a little control. They endure. This even, breathing, blood-rich narrative made me want to squeeze everyone I have ever known for just one more drop of meaning. – Amy Lawless
The brothers and their father are delightfully specific, but also tragic Everymen. Trimboli’s concerns are with masculinity’s sad and inexorable toll on youth, in a way that’s mythic and particular, heartbreaking and beautiful all at once. – Matthew Rohrer
To order a copy of The Brothers, Perdendo and Perdendosi, email firstname.lastname@example.org.