The winner of the 2016 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry is Ralph Burns, for his manuscript titled but not yet. Burns has published six books, most recently Ghost Notes, winner of the FIELD Poetry Prize and published by Oberlin College Press, and Swamp Candles, winner of the Iowa Poetry Award and published by the University of Iowa Press. He has published poems in FIELD, The Southern Poetry Review, EPOCH, The Atlantic, Ploughshares, and Poetry. He edited Crazyhorse for about fifteen years, and lives in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.
The finalists for the 2016 prize are
Many thanks to everyone who submitted to the 2016 prize! Submissions will be open for the 2017 prize soon.