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2016 Osprey Fiction Award Winner

  2015   Fledge Poetry Chapbook

Award Winners

Fledge Poetry Chapbook Winners

  Erika Moss Gordon
          for her manuscript

Erika Moss Gordon lives in the mountains of southwest Colorado with her two beautiful children, where she writes poetry, works for a film festival and teaches yoga.

 Her first collection of poetry, Of Eyes and Iris, was published by Liquid Light Press in 2013.  Erika’s writing has appeared in Mountain Gazette Magazine, Fungi Magazine, Telluride Watch, Telluride Magazine, Telluride Inside and Out, Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Salmonberry Arts and 99 Poems for the 99 Percent, a collection of poetry.


Erika’s writing can be found online on her Blog or on Deidra Krois’ stunning artwork at Wishing Star Pottery

  Kathleen Willard
        for her manuscript
             Cirque & Sky
Kathleen lives in northern Colorado and has published in various literary magazines and anthologies including Bombay Gin, Journal of Kentucky Studies, Flint Hill Review, Matter,

Colere, The Poetic Inventory of Rocky Mountain National Park and Landscape and Place. 


She completed both her  MA  in  English Literature  at  Middlebury’s Breadloaf School of English and MFA in Creative Writing at Colorado State University.  


Her  literary awards  include  a  Fulbright-Hays Fellowship to India, a scholarship to the Disquiet International  Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal, and a fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center twice.

Michael Olin-Hitt

For his manuscript
Messiah Complex
and Other Stories

Dr. Michael Olin-Hitt, English professor at Mount Union College teaches American Literature, Fiction Writing, and Native American Literature.


He has published an award-winning novel, "The Homegoing," in addition to two books on mystical awareness and thirteen short stories.


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