elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

The Rainbow Awards: Poetry Non Fiction Popularity Contest Winner

The winner of the popularity contest for Poetry Non Fiction (and the book goes directly to Phase 3) is:

The Underwater Hospital by Jan Steckel
Publisher: Zeitgeist Press

This poetry chapbook is from Pushcart-nominated writer Jan Steckel, who is a bisexual activist and a Harvard- and Yale-trained pediatrician. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic and cared for Spanish-speaking families in CA at a county hospital and at a large HMO. Her poems, short stories and nonfiction pieces have appeared in Scholastic Magazine, Yale Medicine, So to Speak, Margin and Lodestar Quarterly.

Honorable Mention (in popularity order to):


Best Gay Poetry 2008 by Lawrence Schimel, Lethe Press
The First Risk by Charles Jensen, Lethe Press
KONG and Other Works by Pamela Sneed
Tags: rainbow awards 2009

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