The Montana Book Award is an annual award that recognizes literary and/or artistic excellence in a book published during the award year.  Eligible titles are either set in Montana, deal with Montana themes/issues, or are written, edited or illustrated by a Montana author or artist.  Books for all ages are considered for the award.

2018 WINNER

One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays from the World at Large 

by Chris La Tray

One-Sentence Journal:  Short Poems and Essays from the World at Large by Chris La Tray. One-Sentence Journal is a collection of poems grouped by the seasons over the course of one year.  Each captures the intransigence of a moment in a single day and celebrates the intimate relationship between nature and self.  Interspersed are essays on life and living in Montana.   La Tray’s poignant yet humorous observations challenge readers to reflect on their own surroundings and share in his gratitude for the beauty of the natural world. 

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