We are delighted to announce that L. Lamar Wilson’s manuscript Sacrilegion was chosen by Lee Ann Brown as the winner of the 2012 Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series. Of this collection, Brown writes: “Sacrilegion chants new songlines of the sacred and profane, radiating legions of regions we must all negotiate together. Love, life, identity and language wrestle and riff here with pure expressive power.”
L. Lamar Wilson, a 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee, has poems published or forthcoming in journals and anthologies such as jubilat, African American Review, Callaloo, Rattle, Vinyl, The 100 Best African-American Poems and A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry. He’s the winner of the 2011 Beau Boudreaux Poetry Prize and was twice a finalist for the New Letters Poetry Prize. He is working toward a PhD in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying 20th-century African-American and Caribbean poetics. He has presented scholarship at the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History Convention in Raleigh, as well as at other conferences. He holds an MFA in writing from Virginia Tech and has been a graduate fellow at Cave Canem.
Here’s a link to his poetry at Lambda Literary Review