Connie Hales

Connie HalesCORRINNE CLEGG HALES is the author of five poetry collections, most recently  To Make it Right , winner of the Autumn House Poetry Prize for 2010 (Spring 2011, Autumn House Press). Her previous books are  Separate Escapes , winner of the Richard Snyder Poetry Prize (Ashland Poetry Press);  Out of This Place (chapbook, March Street Press), Underground (Ahsahta Press); and January Fire (chapbook, Devil's Millhopper Press). Her poems have appeared in  Hudson Review, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Review, and many other journals. Awards include two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Devil's Millhopper Chapbook Prize and the  River Styx Poetry Prize.

Praise for Separate Escapes
"A deft, musical poet, Hales has the voice of Biblical character, passion, restraint, courage, fear, charm, endurance, the very metaphor of desire, here the numinous shadow of what is lost and hungered for and evident in each thing so small and fading against that largeness."
- Dave Smith