Baltimore's Publishing Genius press just announced the creation of a
in honor of poet
, who died in September of last year. The Chris Toll Memorial Writing Prize is intended to honor "one poet each year whose work indicates the belief that poetry is the best of all callings, who carries poetry through life like a grim, hard, and happy duty, who knows, as Chris did, the finest expanse we might measure is for the love behind the word." Submissions for an unpublished chapbook open on June 1. The winning chapbook will be published by Publishing Genius and and the author will receive a cash prize.