Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 GFT Press Chapbook Contest
Finite to Fail by David Anthony Sam was inspired by a rereading of Emily Dickinson’s poems and Helen Vendler’s exegesis of them. Available from GFT Press $6.00 US.
Award-wining poet Allan Peterson writes:
From the Editor Jack Daniel Miles:
“David Anthony Sam, winner of the 2016 GFT Press Chapbook Contest with his elegant and creative manuscript, Finite to Fail – Poems After Dickinson, has been putting pen to paper for nearly fifty years and is also the president of Germanna Community College. We are honored to have previously published some of David’s poetry both online and in print, and we are absolutely thrilled to be releasing this new chapbook—our first. David is what I would call a smart poet, or maybe even a poet’s poet—but not in a way that makes his work inaccessible. His poetic process is deliberate, profound, and, most importantly, passionate, honest, and effective. There is no doubt in my mind that his new chapbook will be one that many of you will cherish as a part of your collection and read and reread with great pleasure.”