Announcing the Winner of the 2017 Kathryn A. Morton Prize

We are pleased to announce Rowan Ricardo Phillips has selected Pamela Hart's Mothers Over Nangarhar as the winner of the 2017 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry. 

Pamela Hart is writer in residence at the Katonah Museum of Art where she teaches and manages an arts-in-education program called Thinking Through the Arts. She was awarded an NEA poetry fellowship in 2013. She recently received the Brian Turner Literary Arts prize for poetry. Her poems have been published in a variety of journals including the Southern Humanities Review, Bellevue Literary Review and Drunken Boat. Toadlily Press published her chapbook, The End of the Body. She is poetry editor and mentor for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project.

photo credit Steve Rago

photo credit Steve Rago


Finalists
The Spinning Place by Chelsea Wagenaar
Extinction Theory by Kien Lam
In My Heart Is the Heart of My Heart by Sarah Blackman

Semi-Finalists
Record Winter by Jordan Potter
Signs of Danger by Erica Ehrenberg
Go Because I Love You by Jared Harél
Charge Number One by Emily Yoon
Hypocrite Shoe by Ryan Black
Relic and the Plum by Molly Spencer
You Are a House, You are a Hammer, You're the Momentum of the Nail by Saara Myrene Raappana