Reading and Workshop Schedule

The 2018 Patricia Bibby Memorial Scholarship

Tebot Bach is soliciting applications for the
2018 Patricia Bibby Memorial Scholarship.

Deadline April 7, 2018

The 2018 recipient will receive a scholarship to attend the Port Townsend Writers Conference in Port Townsend Washington.   Workshop in Poetry July 15-22, 2018, led by poet Bruce Beasley, in association with the Centrum Foundation.  The scholarship covers the cost of all workshops, travel expenses, and lodging.  The recipient may, at her or his own discretion, travel to Port Townsend prior to the workshop, to attend some or all of the conference events which occur prior to July 15th  at his or her own expense.  Information regarding the conference and, the workshop instructor Bruce Beasley may be found, respectively, at:

Click here to download the complete guidelines

Congratulations to Jose A. Alcantara, Patricia Bibby Scholor 2017

This Too

This Too
by Linda Dove

Makes the Daughter-in-Law Cry

Makes the Daughter-in-Law Cry
by Danielle Mitchell

The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire

The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire
by Ephraim Scott Sommers

Six True Things

Six True Things
by Robin Chapman

Mozart Mixed Moon

Mozart Mixed Moon
by D. A. Fernando

Pocket Full of Glass

Pocket Full of Glass
by Jackson Burgess

Habitat of Stones

Habitat of Stones
by Ezra Dan Feldman

Darkening Mirror

Darkening Mirror
by Wang Jiaxin


The Letter C
by Sandra Hoben


Bodily Knowledge
by Brenda Yates


The Cases
by Les Gottesman


by Kevin Kreiger


by Jordan Hartt


Eden and After
by Colette Tennant


Nice and Loud
by Lois Rosen


We Were the People Who Moved
by David Ebenbach


Summer Hunger

Summer Hunger
by Judith Pacht

Congratulations to Judith Pacht, author of Summer Hunger, for winning the 2011 PEN Southwest Book Award for poetry.

God, Seed

God, Seed
by Rebecca Foust
& Lorna Stevens

Congratulations to Rebecca Foust and Lorna Stevens, author and artist of God, Seed: Poetry & Art about the Natural World (Tebot Bach 2010) and to Kelli Russell Agodon, author of Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room (White Pine Press 2010) for winning this years ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award for Poetry (both books earned Golds), see BOTYA 2010 Winners in Poetry.

God, Seed also received the Gold for the Art-General and the Poetry categories of the 2011 National Indie Excellence Award, and is currently shortlisted for the 2011 Massachusetts Book Award.

The Patricia Bibby First Book Competition Winners

2007 Swagger and Remorse by Richard Fox

2008 Polaroids by Stephen Paschall

2009 The Habit of Buenos Aires by Lorraine Healy

2010 Absence is such a Transparent House by Aby Kaupang

2011 Crucifix Blocks by Todd Fredson

2012 Inside the Splintered Wood by Myles Gordon

2013 Hover by Erin Malone

2014 We Were the People Who Moved by David Ebanbach

2015 Habitat of Stones by Ezra Feldman

2016 The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim Scott Sommers

The Clockwise Chapbook Competition

2011 Clockwise winner:
Apostasy of the Wayless Poet by Charles Hansmann

2012 Clockwise winner:
The Cases by Les Gottesman

Tebot Bach publishes the online journals
Speechless and Southern California Poetix