Katie Bickham of Shreveport, LA has won the 43rd New Millennium Poetry Prize for “Shorn.” She will receive $1,000 and publication both online and in print.
Katie’s book, The Belle Mar(2015), won the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize. Katie’s poems have appeared in Rattle, Southern Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Pleiades, The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. She received The Missouri Review Editor’s Prize and an SLS fellowship.
Katie teaches creative writing at Bossier Parish Community College.
“Equal parts ode and lament, “Shorn” explores the power of women’s hair, its ubiquitous influence on art and society, and the awe, fear, and possessiveness it too often inspires in others. An evocative and compelling work.” –NMW