We're pleased to announce the winners and honorees of our 2014 Flo Gault Poetry Prize for Kentucky Undergraduates:
First Prize: "Mother's Derby Party, 1998" by Dylon Jones (University of Louisville)
Second Prize: "Dream of Marlon Brando's Birthday Party" by Rina Perlin (University of Louisville)
Third Prize: (a tie!)
"Night Funeral in Harlan" by Jarred Johnson (Western Kentucky University)
"The Jellyfish Queen" by Savannah Osbourne (Western Kentucky University)
"Growing Up Poor" by Hannah Swartz ( University of Louisville)
"Hush," by Dylon Jones (University of Louisville)
"Hungry with Child" by Nicole M. Paschedag (West Kentucky Community and Technical College)
"The Rocking Chair" by Rebecca Thieman (Western Kentucky University)
Dylon Jones will receive a letterpress broadside of his winning poem, hand-printed by Hound Dog Press. All winners will receive cash awards at the annual Sarabande Pie Party, held in their honor on March 1, 2015.
This prize is made available through the generosity of of the Gault Family in loving memory of Flo Gault. For more information on this prize and other writing opportunities from Sarabande Books, visit our submissions page.