Stobb Publishes Poetry Book
It was an exciting time in the English department as word circulated that faculty member William Stobb was named a winner in the National Poetry Series contest and had his book, Nervous Systems, published by Penguin books, a national publishing company.
The book is available at the usual national book outlets. An estimated 1,400 manuscripts were submitted to the contest. Fifty finalists were named, and then the five winners. Stobb received a $1,000 prize and will earn royalties on each book sold after the first 1,000.
“I have no idea if I’ll ever see a royalty check,” he said. “But it’s cool.”
Forty of his poems are in the book, including the first poem he ever wrote. The book was published in June.