Poets & Writers

Recent Winners

American Poetry Review

STANLEY KUNITZ MEMORIAL PRIZE

Jane Wong of Seattle won the 2016 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize for her poem “I Put on My Fur Coat.” She received $1,000, and her poem was published in American Poetry Review. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem by a poet under the age of 40. (SEE DEADLINES.)

American Poetry Review, Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, 320 South Broad Street, Hamilton #313, Philadelphia, PA 19102.www.aprweb.org

American-Scandinavian Foundation

TRANSLATION PRIZES

Barbara Sjoholm of Port Townsend, Washington, won the 2016 Nadia Christensen Prize for her translation from the Norwegian into English of an excerpt from Helene Uri’s novel Rydde ut. She received $2,500 and publication in the Scandinavian Review. Kara Billey Thordarson of Alberta, Canada, won the 2016 Leif and Inger Sjöberg Prize for her translation from the Icelandic into English of Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir’s poetry collection Stormviðvörun. She received $2,000 and publication in Scandinavian Review. The American-Scandinavian Foundation Prize Jury judged. The annual awards are given to a translator whose literary translations have not previously been published. (SEE DEADLINES.)

American-Scandinavian Foundation, Translation Prizes, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. (212) 779-3587. info@amscan.orgwww.amscan.org

Backwaters Press

BACKWATERS PRIZE

Mary Jo Thompson of Minneapolis won the 2016 Backwaters Press Prize for her collection Stunt Heart. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Backwaters Press in September. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (SEE DEADLINES.) Backwaters Press, Backwaters Prize, 1124 Pacific Street No. 8392, Omaha, NE 68108. (402) 451-4052. Michael Catherwood, Editor.www.thebackwaterspress.org

Banipal Trust for Arab Literature

SAIF GHOBASH BANIPAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC LITERARY TRANSLATION

Jonathan Wright of London won the 2016 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation for his translation from the Arabic into English of Saud Alsanousi’s novel The Bamboo Stalk (Bloomsbury). He received £3,000 (approximately $3,740). Lucy Popescu, Zahia Smail Salhi, Paul Starkey, and Bill Swainson judged. The annual award is given for a book-length literary translation from Arabic into English published in the previous year. The deadline for 2017 has passed; the next deadline is March 31, 2018.

Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE, England. Margaret Obank, Administrator. margaret@banipal.org.ukwww.banipaltrust.org.uk

Barrow Street Press

BOOK PRIZE

Sarah Ann Winn of Manassas, Virginia, won the 2016 Barrow Street Press Book Prize for her poetry collection, Alma Almanac. She received $1,000 and publication of her book by Barrow Street Press. Elaine Equi judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (SEE DEADLINES.)

Barrow Street Press, Book Prize, P.O. Box 1558, Kingston, RI 02881. infobarrow@gmail.comwww.barrowstreet.org

Baton Rouge Area Foundation

ERNEST J. GAINES AWARD FOR LITERARY EXCELLENCE

Crystal Wilkinson of Louisville, Kentucky, won the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for her novel Birds of Opulence (University Press of Kentucky, 2016). She received $10,000 and travel expenses to attend an award ceremony and visit schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in January. Anthony Grooms, Edward P. Jones, Elizabeth Nunez, Francine Prose, and Patricia Towers judged. The annual award is given to an emerging African American writer for a book of fiction published in the previous year. The next deadline is August 15.

Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, 100 North Street, Suite 900, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. (225) 387-6126. Lois Smyth, Donor Services Program Officer.www.ernestjgainesaward.org

JANE WONG

American Poetry Review

Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize

CRYSTAL WILKINSON

Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary

Excellence

LISA LANSER ROSE

Briar Cliff Review

Creative Nonfiction Award

Bauhan Publishing

MAY SARTON NEW HAMPSHIRE BOOK PRIZE

of Dubai won the 2016 May Sarton New. She received $1,000, publication by Bauhan Publishing in Spring 2017, and 100 author copies. Betsy Sholl judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (SEE DEADLINES.)

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