TBR’s 2010 Best of the Net Nominations


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Tidal Basin Review is pleased to announce its nominations for the 2010 Best of the Net Contest!


Nominees (chosen from the inaugural issue) are as follows:



Tara Betts
Tara Betts is the author of Arc and Hue. She teaches at Rutgers University and leads community-based workshops. Tara is a graduate of the New England College MFA Program. She coached youth who went on to Brave New Voices.  Her writing has also been dramatized for the stage in several productions, including Steppenwolf Theater’s “Words On Fire” and “Fingernails Across the Chalkboard”.  Her work has been published in Essence, Bum Rush the Page, Gathering Ground and both Spoken Word Revolution anthologies. (Photo: Dorothy Perry).
Sarah Browning

Sarah Browning is co-director of Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness (www.splitthisrock.org) and DC Poets Against the War (www.dcpaw.org). Author of Whiskey in the Garden of Eden and co-editor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology, she has received fellowships and prizes from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, the Creative Communities Initiative, and the People Before Profits Poetry Prize. She blogs at www.sarahbrowning.blogspot.com. (Photo: Melissa Tuckey).

Michela Costello

Michela Costello is a poet and teacher in Washington, DC. She is currently an adjunct professor of English and Education.  Her writing has been published or is forthcoming in The Glasgow Review, Wanderlust and Poetryfish, among others. 





William Doreski

William Doreski teaches at Keene State College in New Hampshire. His most recent collection of poetry is Waiting for the Angel (2009). He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors.  His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in many journals, including Massachusetts Review, Atlanta Review, Notre Dame Review, The Alembic, New England Quarterly, Harvard Review, Modern Philology, Antioch Review, and Natural Bridge.



Cole Lavalais

Cole Lavalais received her MFA in Creative Writing from Chicago State University. Her work has appeared in Warpland, Reverie, and the anthology Just Like A Girl: A Manifesta. She is currently pursuing her PhD in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she also teaches creative writing and literature.

Congratulations and the best of luck to all of our nominees!
~ Tidal Basin Review Editorial Review Team

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Tidal Basin Press Mission Our mission is to provide a space for inclusive and interdisciplinary approaches to the creative arts. We support artists who represent the rich American landscape by publishing high-quality, well-crafted literature, visual and media art through our annual contest, readings, and print and online journals. Vision Our vision is to amplify the voice of the human experience through art that is intimate, engaging, and audacious. We do not seek shock value art, but rather work that propels the present artistic landscape.

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