Congratulations to the 2019 Creative Writing Award Winners!
Adelaide Bender Reville Prize for Creative Non-Fiction
Judge: Steven Dunn
1st catalogue of encounters that have convinced me I might be breathing (by Tara Labovich)
2nd The Physical Feminine: Sex and Food (by Isabella Lawrence)
3rd Desert (by Elena Rodriguez)
James Yaffe Prize for Short Fiction
Judge: Jennifer Tseng
1st Friday Visits (by Ethan Knowles)
2nd Sheephead (by Braeden Yeo)
3rd The Lavender Menace (by Rachel Fitch)
Evelyn Bridges Poetry Contest
Judge: Juan Morales
1st “Birth, Ashes, the Fire Between” (by SethWilson Gray)
2nd “[Soviet] time perception is focused on the future, or sometimes on the past, but rarely on the present” (by Paulina Ukrainets)
3rd “The Porcupine Daughter (As If The Land Itself Speaks)” (by Maya Day)
4th “I Have Loved Before” (by Craig Carey)
Jennifer Tseng is the author of three award-winning poetry collections; a collection of flash fiction, “The Passion of Woo and Isolde,” a Firecracker Award finalist and winner of an Eric Hoffer Book Award; and a novel, “Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness,” finalist for the PEN American Center’s Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and the New England Book Award.
Steven Dunn, shortlisted for Granta magazine’s “Best of Young American Novelists,” is the author of two novels from Tarpaulin Sky Press: “water & power” and “Potted Meat,” which was co-winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize and finalist for a Colorado Book Award. “Potted Meat” has been adapted into the short film “The Usual Route” released by Foothills Productions in Spring 2019.
Juan Morales is the son of an Ecuadorian mother and Puerto Rican father. He is the author of three poetry collections, including “Friday and the Year That Followed,” “The Siren World,” and “The Handyman’s Guide to End Times.” His poetry has won awards and appeared in CSPAN2, Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Pleiades, Poetry Daily, among others. He is a CantoMundo Fellow, a Macondista, the editor and publisher of Pilgrimage Press. Juan Morales is the department chair of English and World Languages at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
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