We're pleased to announce the winners and honorees of our 2016 Flo Gault Poetry Prize for Kentucky Undergraduates:
First Prize: "Hanging Out" by Hannah Rego (University of Louisville)
Second: "The Barn of Bare Wood Walls" by Clare Hagan (Bellarmine University)
Third (tie): "Code Switching" by Kalyn Johnson (Western Kentucky University)
Third (tie): "Pear Tree" by Bridget Yates (Western Kentucky University)
"Persephone Tries to Date Winter" by Hallie Beard (Murray State University)
"Arts and Crafts with Body Parts" by Stephanie McNamara (University of Louisville)
"Names" by Natalie Marguerite Rickman (Western Kentucky University)
Hannah Rego will receive a letterpress broadside of her winning poem, hand-printed by Hound Dog Press. All winners and honorees will read their selected poems at Sarabande's annual pie party, held in their honor on March 6, 2016.
This prize is made possible through the generosity 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.