I don't mean to blow anybody's cover, but we have a winner. Congratulations! Good work.
"The editors of Asheville Poetry Review are pleased to announce the William Matthews Poetry Prize recipients for 2011, selected by inaugural final judge Sebastian Matthews from among the finalists in a blind judging process.
Michael White, from Wilmington, NC, was awarded first prize for his poem, “The Milkmaid,” and will receive $1000, plus publication in the next issue of Asheville Poetry Review (Vol. 18, Issue 21, 2011), which will be released in November, 2011. White will also be a featured reader at The Wordfest Literary Festival on May 6 at the YMI Cultural Center in downtown Asheville.
White was educated at the University of Missouri and the University of Utah, where he received his PhD. His most recent books are Palma Cathedral, which won the Colorado Prize, and Re-entry, which won the Vassar Miller Prize. His poetry and nonfiction have been published in magazines and anthologies including The Paris Review, The New Republic, The Kenyon Review, The Missouri Review, and Best American Poetry. White has received fellowships from the NEA and the North Carolina Arts Council, among other awards. He teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington."