Nicholas Molbert Wins 2019 Wallace Award - Chapbook 'Goodness Gracious' Out in Spring

Foundlings Press is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Wallace Award: Nicholas Molbert.

His chapbook, Goodness Gracious, will be released in spring 2019.

About Nicholas Molbert

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Nicholas Molbert

Nicholas Molbert lives and writes in Central Illinois as an MFA candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently serves as Ninth Letter’s assistant poetry editor. His poetry and nonfiction have been published in or is forthcoming from American Literary Review, Fjords Review, Foothill Journal, and Missouri Review Online among others.

About Foundlings Press and the Wallace Award

Foundlings Press is a literary publisher devoted to presenting, in print, the best writing. While the core of the Foundlings Press title list will always be devoted to contemporary poetry, the press also actively seeks and regularly publishes exceptional nonfiction, journalism, memoir, literary criticism, visual material, lyrics, and hybrid prose and verse works that defy categorization.

Foundlings Press began accepting submissions for its first chapbook competition in fall 2017, and released the winning title, Lytton Smith’s My Radar Data Knows Its Thing, designed by guest book artist Stephen Fitzmaurice, in March 2018. Later that summer the press rededicated its annual contest in honor of Wallace “Wally” Canham, Art Director Darren Canham’s canine companion and the Foundlings mascot.

Foundlings Press Presents Amber Nelson, Jen Ashburn, Jason Irwin, and Noah Falck at Silo City

Foundlings Press Presents Amber Nelson, Jen Ashburn, Jason Irwin, and Noah Falck at Silo City

On Saturday, September 15, Foundlings will present a lineup of visiting and local poets in the Cantina @ Duende (Silo City’s indoor/outdoor bar): Amber Nelson (Seattle), Jen Ashburn (Pittsburgh), Jason Irwin (Pittsburgh), and Noah Falck (Buffalo). The event is free and open to the public, with an offering of drinks and light fare, books on sale, and a large yard, all under the most iconic and inspiring features of the Buffalo skyline. We invite friends to swing by anytime in the evening, but you can expect the poetry around 7.