The Scarecrow Alibis, poems by Denver Butson, is the winner of Cloudbank’s 2022 Vern Rutsala Book Prize. Zoë Ryder White writes: “The Scarecrow Alibis reads like a love letter to the blundering, persistently tender self.” “Praise by Ilya Kaminsky includes “What a terrific imagination! What verve! . . . . I love this work,.”  

The author has four previous poetry collections and two books with visual artists. Featured on National Public Radio, in the Library of Congress’s Poetry 180 curated by Billy Collins, and in dozens of journals and anthologies, Butson lives in Brooklyn with is wife and daughter. He frequently collaborates with musicians and visual and performing artists

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