The winner of the 2015 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry is Dave Nielsen, for his collection Unfinished Figures, selected by judge Kathleen Flenniken. This is Nielsen’s first book publication; his poetry appears in The Southern Review, Ploughshares, Parnassus, RHINO, The Cortland Review, Cutbank, Gulf Coast, Hayden Ferry Review, North American Review, Willow Springs, Rattle, Chariton Review, Florida Review, American Literary Review, and many other magazines. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The 2015 Blue Lynx Prize finalists are
Robert Cooperman, Draft Board Blues
Patricia Hooper, Separate Flights
Desiree Alvarez, Devil’s Paintbrush
Holly Karapetkova, Towline
Susan Cohen, A Different Wakeful Animal
Carine Topal, Some World
Danielle Hanson, Ambushing Water
Darcy Cummings, Floating Women
Thank you so much to all of our contestants. Our decision is always a difficult one to make, and we value all of the work, care, and beautiful craft that goes into the many manuscripts we receive.