We're pleased to announce the winner of our 2017 Flo Gault Poetry Prize for Kentucky Undergraduates: Tiwaladeoluwa Adekunle for her poem "mother tongue."
Tiwaladeoluwa will receive $500 and a letterpress broadside of her winning poem, printed by Hound Dog Press. Congratulations, Tiwaladeoluwa and all our winners and honorees!
First Prize: "mother tongue" by Tiwaladeoluwa Adekunle (University of Kentucky)
Second: "how to turn on a man" by Hallie Beard (Murray State University)
Third: "If I Were Hemingway's Girl" by Adrian Sanders (Western Kentucky University)
"Her" by Michaela Miller (Western Kentucky University)
"Love Song" by Bridget Yates (Western Kentucky University)
"Somalia Sleeps" by Yvonne M. Johnson (University of Kentucky)
"A Proper Lady" by Iman Zaghariet (Western Kentucky University)
"Breadworks, 6:00-close" by Clare Hagan (Bellarmine University)
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.