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Casper's Chad Hanson wins publishing prize from Red Dragonfly Press

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Chad Hanson is flanked by fellow creative writing fellowship winners Heather Jensen (far right) and Mary Beth Baptiste. At far left is fellowship judge Connie May Fowler. Photo from the 2013 Casper College Literary Conference, Sept. 13-14.

This news comes from Red Dragonfly Press in Minnesota:

We’re pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 David Martinson – Meadowhawk PrizePatches of Light by Chad Hanson.

Patches of Light, a collection of prose poems, covers a lot of ground, thematically and literally, with poems that move at ease across the High Plains, touching on subjects as various as the function of bird’s ears, an escaped lion, and listening to James Brown…a little bit of everything for everyone. Look for Patches of Light early next year.

Chad Hanson serves as Chairman of the Department of Sociology and Social Work at Casper College in Casper, Wyoming. His creative nonfiction titles include Swimming with Trout (University of New Mexico Press, 2007) and Trout Streams of the Heart (Truman State University Press, 2013).

Chad was a recipient of a 2014 WAC creative writing fellowship in creative nonfiction. He read from his work with other fellowship winners in September at the Casper College Literary Conference.

Here are some comments from the author:

I’m putting the creative writing fellowship to good use. My manuscript of poems, Patches of Light, just won a prize and a contract for publication. Red Dragonfly Press of Minnesota will publish the book in early 2014. I listed the Arts Council in the Acknowledgments section. Thank you for supporting my work. 

Find out more about Wyoming Arts Council creative writing fellowships at https://wyoarts.state.wy.us/wac-grant/creative-writing-fellowships/

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