Postcard from P-town, Steven Riel's third chapbook, has been
selected as the first runner-up for the inaugural Robin Becker Chapbook
Prize and was published in March 2009 by Seven Kitchens Press.
Robin Becker, who served as judge, wrote, "What do Tennessee
Williams, Lena Horne, Chris Evert, Robert Goulet and Kitty Carlisle
have in common? Steven Riel celebrates them all in this stylish
collection of poems that examines the social construction of 'effeminancy'
with an ironic artfulness, looking at gender performance in fresh
and probing ways."