The Blue Skunk Poetry Series is named for the literal translation of Mankato, the birthplace of RockSaw Press. When naming the town, the intention was to name it Mahkato, which in Dakota meant Blue Earth. However, thanks to a typographical error, it was named Mankato. Or, Blue Skunk. No one’s capitalized on the error in the literary world, so we thought we would. The winner of the 2010 inaugural Blue Skunk Poetry Series was E.R. Carlin with his manuscript, Union Down. Due to our current hiatus status, we are not taking submissions for the Blue Skunk Poetry Series. Check our front page and/or our facebook page for updates regarding our hiatus.