Out of over one hundred poems submitted from all around the globe, including Canada and Singapore, the judges, poets C J Sage and J P Dancing Bear, have chosen Kip Colegrove’s poem, The House Rabbit, as FIRST PLACE WINNER!
C. J. Sage edits The National Poetry Review. Her poems have appeared in The Threepenny Review, Verse Daily, Smartish Pace, Weber Studies, Chautauqua Literary Journal, and other magazines. She is author of And We the Creatures: Fifty-One Contemporary American Poets on Animal Rights and Appreciation.
J. P. Dancing Bear lives in Northern California. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in hundreds of publications including Shenandoah, Mississippi Review, Cimarron Review, Poetry East, North American Review, Atlanta Review and others. He is a founding editor of Disquieting Muses and was the Editor-in-Chief of Disquieting Muses/DMQ Review for five years. He is now the editor of The American Poetry Journal. Bear is the owner of Dream Horse Press.
Kip and his wife Julie Fisher are both Episcopal clerics residing in Nebraska City, Nebraska. They have three rabbits: Bridgit, a seven-year-old Dutch mix, who was the inspiration for this poem; Tucker, a four-year-old American Fuzzy lop; and Roo, an eight-year-old Flemish Giant. They are House Rabbit Society members, but the nearest chapter to them is the Kansas City, Missouri where they visit as often as possible. Kip and Julie say, "We just love rabbits. I don't know why. We just do."
Kip has requested that his portion of the contest proceeds generated by the sale of the
broadside be donated to HRS National Headquarters to be distributed to the areas in most
need of funds for saving rabbits. He has also generously donated his $250 prize money
to the Missouri House Rabbit Society.
If you would like to order Kip's poem, all proceeds help support House Rabbit Society
This beautiful handmade letterpress broadside (suitable for framing), can be ordered by sending $15.17 which includes tax for California residents, or $13.95 for out-of-state residents, to Speed Bump Press, 48 Avon Road, Berkeley CA 94707. Include your name and complete mailing information. [does this include shipping to any US location? what about cost of packaging/cardboard/mailing tubes?] International residents please inquire about shipping.