2017 Blue Lynx Prize Winners and Finalists

By , November 27, 2017

The winner of the 2017 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry is Marc Harshman, selected by judge John Hodgen, for his manuscript Woman in Red Anorak. Harshman is the poet laureate of West Virginia, and his poetry books include Green-Silver and Silent and the chapbook Rose of Sharon. Periodical publications include Shenandoah, The Georgia Review, The Progressive, Appalachian Heritage, and Fourteen Hills. Poems have been anthologized by Kent State University, the University of Iowa, University of Georgia, and the University of Arizona. Short prose works have recently been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His eleven children’s books include The Storm, a Smithsonian Notable Book. He lives in Wheeling, West Virginia and holds degrees from Bethany College, Yale University Divinity School, and the University of Pittsburgh.

The finalists for the 2017 prize are

Mark Brazaitis
Angel Garcia
Shannon Jonas
Steve Lautermilch
Alexander Long
Maxine Scates
Phillip Sterling
Randall Watson

Thank you to all who submitted to the 2017 prize, especially for your patience during the selection process.  Submissions will be open for the 2018 prize soon.

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