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---Reconstruction by Edith Friedman--- selected by Lee Ann Roripaugh as the 2024 LBP 1st Chapbook Award Winner!

It is with immense gratitude and excitement that we announce this year's Lefty Blondie Press First Chapbook Award winner: Reconstruction by Edith Friedman.


"Reconstruction, by Edith Friedman, maps the delicate reconstruction of a life and a self in the face of bodily precarity, harrowing genetic legacies, mother-daughter lineages, and multiple facets of loss. In a series of poems that are linguistically deft, formally inventive, and filled with images that pulse and ache with hunger, yearning, and sorrow, Reconstruction is a riveting, harrowing, and intensely beautiful collection."

—Lee Ann Roripaugh, Author of Tsunami vs. the Fukushima 50


Our launch date is September 7, 2024! Be sure you get your signed limited-edition hand-numbered copy available for pre-orders now


Edith Friedman is a poet, parent and sometime project manager who lives in Northern California. She admires the ways of people and plants, and tries not to second guess. She has an MFA from Saint Mary’s College of California. Recent writing appears in Rogue Agent, Five Minutes, Aôthen, Wild Greens and Nifty


Halleluiah chorus-level thank you to Lee Ann Roripaugh who judged this year's contest.

Lee's openness to new voices in poetry exemplifies LBP's mission. A generous reader of these manuscripts, Lee told us, "What a wonderful set of chapbooks you sent along for me to review! I enjoyed reading and thinking about them so much."


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