Announcing the winner of the 2017 Hillary Gravendyk Prize

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Our Bruises Kept Singing Purple by Malcolm Friend

Selected by Cynthia Arrieu-King, Malcolm’s book will be published in 2018.

About Malcolm:

Malcolm Friend is a poet originally from the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. He received his BA from Vanderbilt University and his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of the chapbook mxd kd mixtape (Glass Poetry, 2017), and has received awards and fellowships from organizations including CantoMundo, VONA/Voices of Our Nations, Backbone Press, the Center for African American Poetry & Poetics, and the University of Memphis. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including La Respuesta magazine, Vinyl, Word Riot, The Acentos Review, and Pretty Owl Poetry.

 

Thank you to everyone who submitted to the 2017 Hillary Gravendyk Prize. The 2018 competition opens on February 1. Judge: Valerie Wallace. Full guidelines here.

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2017 Hillary Gravendyk Prize Runners Up and Finalists

First Runner Up: Stowaways by Emelia Reuterfors
Second Runner Up: Paper Mother by Megan Merchant

After the selection had been made, the winner of the regional prize withdrew their manuscript, and no regional prize will be awarded this year.

Finalists
The Unspooled Room by Mary Angelino
Inside the Animal: The Collected Red Riding Hood Poems by Shanan Ballam
Looking Through The Rear View Mirror by James Baumgard
We Are Too Big For This House by Sara Borjas
Aria Viscera by Kristi Carter
Six Degrees of Polypeptide by Yu-Han Chao
the dead man who helps you wear your clothes by John Colasacco
Fabulous Beast by Sarah Kain Gutowski
The Haruspicators by Charles Kell
The Now Dark Sky, Setting Us All on Fire by Robert Krut
Soma Land by Petra Kuppers
Brother Bullet by Casandra Lopez
Ornitheology by Kevin McLellan
The Last Night of Maskmaking by Carolyn Moore
Vietnagaymerica by Minh Pham
Grand X Forks by Linda Ravenswood
Rearticulation by Anastasia Stelse
Graft Fixation by Billie Tadros
Was Body by Billie Tadros
It’s a School Night by Mary Langer Thompson
Divining the Past by Lisa Yanover
catastrophiliac by Carolyn Young

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