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Heather Johnson Wins 2017 Summer Nonfiction Contest

 

Heather Johnson


(photo by Catherine Anne Hubka)

 

Prairie Schooner is pleased to name Heather Johnson the winner of the 2017 Summer Nonfiction Contest, judged by Esmé Weijun Wang, for her essay “Nowhere Place.” Johnson will receive a prize of $250, and her essay will appear in the Spring 2018 edition of Prairie Schooner. Heather Johnson is a Diné woman from the Navajo Nation, currently residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she is a second-year MFA in the University of New Mexico’s Creative Writing Program. She is working on a novel while also writing poetry and personal essays. Her work has appeared in Sigma Tau Delta’s Rectangle, Anti-Heroin Chic, and she was a blog contributor to Blue Mesa Review. Her subjects are surviving personal and historical traumas, marginalized identities, reverence for the body and natural world, and the landscape as sacred. She is the mother of a beautiful six-year-old boy and a founding member of the Trigger Warning Writers Group.

 

>Esmé Weijun Wang

 

Esmé Weijun Wang, the judge of this year’s contest, is a novelist and essayist. Her debut novel, The Border of Paradise, was named a Best Book of 2016 by NPR and one of the 25 Best Novels of 2016 by Electric Literature. She is the recipient of the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize for her forthcoming essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias; her work has appeared in the Believer, Hazlitt, Elle, Catapult, and Eater. She can be found at esmewang.com and on Twitter @esmewang.

Wang said of Johnson’s winning essay, “‘Nowhere Place' is a searing essay that connects individual mental health with intergenerational trauma. The turns of phrase are often elegant and surprising, and never overdone. I commend the writer’s use of Native history in bringing light to current circumstances; their experience draws ever-widening circles of clarity and complexity.”

 

Melissa Falivenol

 

This year’s runner-up is Melissa Faliveno’s essay “Finger of God.” Wang commented, “I am impressed by the deft structure used in ‘Finger of God,’ which brings fresh insight to the experience of growing up with tornadoes; its sense of place is certain, its prose clean.” Melissa Faliveno's essays have appeared in DIAGRAM, Midwestern Gothic, Isthmus, Lumina, and Green Mountains Review, and received a notable citation in Best American Essays 2016. An essay about her time as a roller derby skater appeared in the book Derby Life, published by Gutpunch Press in 2015. Born and raised in Wisconsin, she received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, where she teaches workshops in magazine writing. She lives in New York City, where she is the senior editor of Poets & Writers Magazine, plays in the band Self Help, and is at work on a collection of essays.

Last year’s winner was E. M. Tran, whose essay “Miss Saigon” appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Prairie Schooner; she was interviewed by Assistant Nonfiction Editor Sarah Fawn Montgomery for our blog. Montgomery also interviewed this year’s guest editor Esmé Weijun Wang.

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Founded in 1926, Prairie Schooner is a national literary quarterly published with the support of the English Department at UNL. It publishes fiction, poetry, essays and reviews by beginning, mid-career, and established writers.

Fall 2017 Issue Now Available

Prairie Schooner Fall 2017

 

The Fall 2017 issue of the Prairie Schooner is out now and making its way to bookstores and subscribers’ mailboxes everywhere. This new issue features essays, poetry, and prose by Kirstin Allio, José Angel Araguz, and Rachel Toliver among many others.

The beautiful cover of the Fall 2017 issue, titled “If You Want Blood” and depicting a crowd of people standing close together in what appears to be a massive protest was painted by Byron Anway, an artist and educator living in Lincoln, NE. He has taught at universities as far flung as Belgium’s International School of Brussels and Morocco’s American Academy-Casablanca in Morocco and as close to home as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where Prairie Schooner is housed. To see more of Anway’s work, visit his website.

Inside the issue, you will be greeted with tender yet intense poetry by Fadwa Soleiman, translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Hacker. We were sad to hear of Soleiman’s passing in August, but we hope that sharing these poems will provide a lasting tribute to her. Additionally, we feature two-time NEA fellowship recipient Donald Platt, whose latest book, Man Praying, is out now from Parlor Press/Free Verse Editions, as well as José Angel Araguz, a CantoMundo fellow and author of six chapbooks and two collections.

Among our essayists, you’ll find Melissa R. Sipin’s beautifully hewn piece, “The Shape of My Mother’s Body.” Sipin has published widely, coedited Kwento: Lost Things (an Anthology of New Philippine Myths), out with Carayan Press, and has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Sewanee Writers’ conference, and more. Other essayists include Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers, finalist for the Miller Williams Prize and the Lambda Literary Award, and Sean Prentiss, award-winning author of Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave.

In fiction, our authors include Avital Gad-Cykman, author of the flash fiction collection Life In, Life Out and winner of the Margaret Atwood Society Magazine Prize and the Hawthorne Citation Short Story Contest, and Caitlin Kindervatter-Clark, a Steinbeck fellow at San Jose State University who teaches at UC Berkeley Extension.

We hope you read our online selections from these and our other talented contributors in this newest issue, and consider subscribing or purchasing a copy of our new Fall 2017 issue.

Founded in 1926, Prairie Schooner is a national literary quarterly published with the support of the English Department at UNL. It publishes fiction, poetry, essays and reviews by beginning, mid-career, and established writers.

 

 

 

2016 Book Prize Winners’ Books Now Available from University of Nebraska Press

2016 Prairie Schooner Book Prize Winners

Prairie Schooner at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is pleased to announce that our 2016 Book Prize Winners’ books are now available from the University of Nebraska Press and wherever books are sold.

Black Jesus and Other Superheroes by Venita Blackburn won the 2016 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, receiving $3000 and publication by the University of Nebraska Press. Blackburn has made “an indelible impression with her first collection of short stories” according to Foreword’s starred review, and Aimee Bender called the book “electrically alive, funny, real.” Black Jesus and Other Superheroes was selected by guest-judges Jennine Capó Crucet and Helon Habila with Editor-in-Chief Kwame Dawes. Venita Blackburn is an English instructor at Arizona State University, and her stories have appeared in numerous publications, including American Short Fiction, Faultline, the Georgia Review, and SmokeLong Quarterly. She was awarded a Bread Loaf fellowship and a Pushcart Prize nomination in 2014. Blackburn is from Compton, California and earned her MFA from Arizona State University. She now lives and teaches in Phoenix.

The Zoo at Night by Susan Gubernat won the 2016 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, receiving $3000 and publication by the University of Nebraska Press. Called a “grand tour of the many ways that the world, arriving directly under our noses, can remain, everlastingly, embodied and mysterious” by Mark Svenvold, the collection has been described as full of “poems of meticulous craftsmanship, luminous apprehension, and unfailing heart” by Linder Gregerson. The Zoo at Night was selected by Valzhyna Mort and Hilda Raz with Editor-in-Chief Kwame Dawes. Susan Gubernat She is the author of Flesh, winner of the Marianne Moore Poetry Prize, and the chapbook Analog House. An opera librettist, her major work, Korczak’s Orphans, in collaboration with composer Adam Silverman, has been performed in a number of venues. She is a professor of English at California State University, East Bay, and lives in Oakland, California.

We hope both Blackburn and Gubernat will visit the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s campus this coming spring for Prairie Schooner’s Annual Book Prize Reading and Celebration. Be sure to check out their work prior to their visit, and get your books ready to be signed! Both The Zoo at Night and Black Jesus and Other Superheroes are available to purchase from the University of Nebraska Press.

The competition, now in its fifteenth year, runs January 15 to March 15 annually. Submission details and a list of past winners are available online.

 

2017 Book Prize Winners Announced

Prairie Schooner at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced the winners of its annual book awards for poetry and short fiction. The winners were chosen from more than 1,200 submissions from around the world.

The Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction for 2017 goes to Sara Batkie for her manuscript Better Times, chosen by guest-judges Chigozie Obioma and Christine Sneed with Editor-in-Chief Kwame Dawes. She will receive a $3,000 prize and publication from the University of Nebraska Press. Batkie was born in Seattle and raised in the wilds of Connecticut and Iowa, where she received her BA in English from the University of Iowa in 2008. She left for the big city soon after to pursue her Masters in Creative Writing at New York University and graduated from the Fiction program in 2010. Her stories have been published in various journals, received mention in the 2011 Best American Short Stories anthology, and, most recently, honored with a 2017 Pushcart Prize. Currently she lives in Brooklyn and works as the Writing Programs Director for The Center for Fiction.

Sarah Batkie, Fiction Prize Winner

The winner of the 2017 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry is Luisa Muradyan Tannahill for her manuscript American Radiance, chosen by guest-judges Shara McCallum and Hilda Raz with Editor-in-Chief Kwame Dawes. She will receive a $3,000 prize and publication from the University of Nebraska Press. Tannahill is originally from Odessa, Ukraine, and is currently a doctoral student in poetry at the University of Houston. Luisa received her MFA from Texas State University and currently serves as the Editor of Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. She was the recipient of the 2016 Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Poetry and has had work appear in Poetry International, West Branch, Ninth Letter, the Los Angeles Review, Rattle, and the Paris-American, among others. 

Luisa Muradyan Tannahill, Poetry Prize Winner

The competition, now in its fifteenth year, runs January 15 to March 15 annually. Submission details and a list of past winners are available online at http://prairieschooner.unl.edu/?q=book-prize/past-winners.

Founded in 1926, Prairie Schooner is a national literary quarterly published with the support of the English Department at UNL. It publishes fiction, poetry, essays and reviews by beginning, mid-career, and established writers.

2017 Prairie Schooner Award Winners Announced!

Thanks to generous supporters of the literary arts, Prairie Schooner was able to award eighteen writing prizes totaling $8,500 for work published by established and emerging writers in 2016.

Denise Duhamel


Julie Marie Wade

Denise Duhamel and Julie Marie Wade of Hollywood, Florida, received the $1,500 Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award for their collaborative essay “13 Superstitions” published in the Fall 2016 issue. The Glenna Luschei Award is made possible by the generosity of poet, publisher, and philanthropist Glenna Luschei.

David Crouse

The $1,000 Lawrence Foundation Award for the best short story published in Prairie Schooner in 2016 was given to David Crouse, of Seattle, WA, for his story “I’m Here” from the Spring 2016 issue. This prize is made possible by the Lawrence Foundation of New York City and its director, Leonard S. Bernstein.

Alireza Araghi

The $1,000 Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing was given to Alireza Taheri Araghi, of St. Louis, MO, for his story “Snow” from the Fall 2016 issue. The Faulkner Award is supported by charitable contributions to honor Virginia Faulkner, former editor-in-chief of the University of Nebraska Press and Prairie Schooner fiction editor.

Genevieve Williams

The $1,000 Edward Stanley Award for poetry was given to Genevieve Williams, of Omaha, NE, for four poems in the Fall 2016 issue. This award is made possible through charitable contributions from the family of Edward Stanley, a member of the committee that founded Prairie Schooner in 1926.

The $500 Bernice Slote Award for the best work by a beginning writer was given to Kaitlyn Teer, of Bellingham, WA, for her essay “Drawing A Breath” from the Summer 2016 issue. The Slote Award is supported by the estate of Bernice Slote, Prairie Schooner editor from 1963 through 1980.

The $500 Annual Prairie Schooner Strousse Award for the best poem or group of poems was given to David Campos of Clovis, CA, for three poems in the special food-themed portfolio of the Winter 2016 issue. The Strousse Award is given in honor of Flora Strousse.

The $250 Hugh J. Luke Award was given to Rigoberto Gonzalez for his essay “Adelina” in the Spring 2016 issue. The Hugh J. Luke Award was established in memory of Prairie Schooner’s editor from 1980 through 1987.

The $250 Jane Geske Award was given to Rachel Heng of London, UK, for her story “The Vegetarian” from the Summer 2016 issue. The award is given by Norman Geske in honor of his wife, Jane Geske, a lifelong support of Nebraska’s literary arts.

Ten writers received annual Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Awards for $250 each. These awards are made possible through the generosity of Glenna Luschei.

Matthew Shenoda, of Evanston, IL, for his essay “Damming the Nile” in the Summer issue

Brynne Rebele-Henry, of Richmond, VA, for her story “The Small Elf People” in the Summer issue

Kirun Kapur, of Amesbury, MA, for her poem “Parvati at Her Bath” in the Summer issue

Afaa Michael Weaver, of West Conway, CT, for his poem, “East Baltimore, Fried Chicken,” in the Winter issue

Christopher Salerno, of Caldwell, NJ, for his poem “Sorrow, Architecture,” in the Fall issue

Philip Huynh, of Richmond, British Columbia for the story “The Abalone Diver” in the Winter issue

Laura Kolbe, of Boston, MA, for her poem, “Garter, Copper, Water” in the Winter issue

Paul Martin, of Allentown, PA, for his poem “The Radish,” in the Spring issue

Aimee Nezhukumatathil, of Oxford, MS, for the essay “How to Make Halo-Halo Last” in the Winter issue

Kerry Cullen, of Queens, NY, for her story “Parts” in the Spring issue

Prairie Schooner is published with support from the University of Nebraska Press, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln English Department and its creative writing program, and the Glenna Luschei Endowed Editorship and Fund for Excellence at Prairie Schooner at the University of Nebraska Foundation. Subscriptions may be ordered by visiting http://prairieschooner.unl.edu. You can also follow Prairie Schooner on Twitter and Facebook.

Prairie Schooner Announces Pushcart Prize Nominees

Pushcart Prize

We're proud to announce Prairie Schooner’s six nominations for the Pushcart Prize. At the end of our 90th year of continuous publication, it’s momentous to reflect back on all the work we’ve been able to share with readers. We're proud to highlight these pieces from 2016:

“Clean” by Kathie Giorgio (story)

“Brink” by Genevieve N. Williams (poem)

"Vegetarian” by Rachel Heng (story)

“The Bee’s Gospel” by Ladan Osman (poem)

“The Pepper King” by Aimee Nezhukamatathil (poem)

“Drawing a Breath” by Kaity Teer (essay)

Congratulations to our nominees! Click any of the titles above to read the piece in full. For more great poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews, subscribe to Prairie Schooner today.

E.M. Tran Wins 2016 Summer Nonfiction Contest

 

E. M. Tran

 

Prairie Schooner is pleased to name E. M. Tran the winner of the 2016 Summer Nonfiction Contest, judged by Kiese Laymon, for her essay “Miss Saigon.” Tran will receive a prize of $250, and her essay will appear in the Spring 2017 edition of Prairie Schooner. E. M. Tran is a Vietnamese American fiction writer from New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her MFA from the University of Mississippi, and she is currently pursuing her PhD in Fiction at Ohio University. Her work is also forthcoming in Iron Horse Literary Review. Visit www.elizabethmtran.com.

 

Kiese Laymon

 

Kiese Laymon, the judge of this year's prize, is a black southern writer best known for his essays and fiction. The author of two books, the essay collection How to Slowly Kill Yourself and the Others in America and the novel Long Division, Laymon is currently an Associate Professor of English at Vassar College. Laymon has written essays, stories and reviews for numerous publications including Esquire, ESPN the Magazine, Colorlines, NPR, the Los Angeles Times, PEN Journal, the Oxford American, and Guernica. He is a currently a columnist at the Guardian, and two more books—a memoir, Heavy, and a second novel, And So On—are forthcoming from Scribner.

Laymon said of Tran's essay: “In way more ways than I'd like to admit, stories of survivorship necessitate multiple threads because no one earth is a survivor of just one trauma, villain or love. The essay, ‘Miss Saigon’ renders survivorship in its multifaceted, multigenerational, geographically varied wonder. In a contest filled some of the best essays I've read in the 21st century, no essay made as much use of the literal and emotional space as ‘Miss Saigon.’ It reminded me that stories of immigration are necessary stories lost and found, or performative longing and necessary shedding. It is absolutely amazing art.”

 

Boyer Rickel


(photo credit John Levy)

Boyer Rickel's essay “Morgan: A Lyric” is this year's runner-up. Laymon called Rickel's essay "easily the most structurally creative of all the essays I read. The piece, in many ways, necessitates an innovative structure because of what it's doing with the body's shell, the body's insides, the body's invariable breaking. The piece is the literal story of life, love, misdirection and death. I felt it, heard what I shouldn't have heard, and will remember how the piece looked as it quaked for the rest of my writing life." Boyer Rickel's publications include two poetry collections, remanence (Parlor) and arreboles (Wesleyan), a memoir-in-essays, Taboo (Wisconsin), and a poetry chapbook, reliquary (Seven Kitchens). Recipient of poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Arizona Commission on the Arts, he taught in the University of Arizona creative writing program for twenty years. “Morgan: A Lyric” is the final section of a four-part sequence by the same title. The first part won the Tupelo Quarterly 2014 prose award; the second appeared in Guernica.

Editor Kwame Dawes said of the contest, now in its fifth year, “Each year, I become increasingly appreciative of Sara Fawn Montgomery, our Assistant Nonfiction Editor who initiated this exciting contest which has brought us such startling riches as the two writers we are celebrating here, and of course, our judge Kiese Laymon.  Tran’s piece is engrossing and wholly engaging while being elegantly constructed and powerfully enlightening. And it is impossible to walk away from the rollicking formal play with time and idea in Rickel’s work without concluding, well, how else but this way can such a story be told?  Our journal, and, by extension, our readers are wholly enriched by these wonderful new stories.”

Last year’s winner was Laura Elizabeth Woollet, whose essay “Working Girl” appeared in the Spring 2016 edition of Prairie Schooner. The previous year’s winner, Aurvi Sharma’s essay “Eleven Stories of Water and Stone” was recently listed as “notable” in Best American Essays 2016, and the previous year’s winner, Melissa Febos’s essay “Call My Name,” was also listed as a Best American notable in 2015. To read Assistant Nonfiction Editor Sarah Fawn Montgomery’s interview with judge Kiese Laymon, visit http://prairieschooner.unl.edu/blog/evil-and-joy-and-other-mushy-part-between-interview-kiese-laymon. To learn more about Prairie Schooner, the latest issues, and how to subscribe, visit https://prairieschooner.unl.edu.

 

Fall 2016 Issue Now Available

Prairie Schooner Fall 2016

 

 

The Fall 2016 issue of Prairie Schooner is now available and making its way into subscribers’ mailboxes. This new edition features essays, prose, and poetry from Mimi Schwartz, John Kinsella, and Tony Hoagland, among others.

The Fall issue opens with an essay titled “13 Superstitions” by Denise Duhamel and Julie Marie Wade. The two have them have published many collaborative essays together and are both teach in the MFA program at Florida International University. Other essays included in in this edition are written by Matthew Shenoda, winner of the Arab American Book Award and the founding editor of the African Poetry Book Fun, and Michael Chaney, who currently has a forthcoming book from the University Press of Mississippi.

Fiction writers include Munib Khan with his story “Once Upon a Time on a Mountain Pass,” whose fiction has been shortlisted for the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Also featured is “Conceptual Art” by Brett Beach, a novelist and short story writer.

Among the featured poets are Rosebud Ben-Oni, a recipient of the 2014 NYFA Fellowship and is a CantoMundo Fellow and Blas Falconer, his third poetry collection is forthcoming in 2018. Haunting poems about the sharp pains of hunger, war, and loss come from Gail Newman, who was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany. Also appearing in this edition are poems by Anzhelina Polonskaya (translated by Andrew Wachtel), Christopher Solerno, and Rebecca Lehmann.

The cover, a gorgeous conglomeration of rectangles and squares, comprises two pieces by the artist Dominique Ellis. She received her MFA from the Tyler School of Art and is currently the gallery and retail coordinator at The Clay Studio where she is creating new ceramic works. To view more of her stunning work, visit her website here.

To discover more from these and other talented contributors, check out their work in our newest issue. To subscribe, or simply purchase the Fall 2016 issue of Prairie Schooner, visit http://prairieschooner.unl.edu/store.

 

 

 

Four Essays Published by Prairie Schooner Named “Notable” in The Best American Essays 2016

Best New Essays 2016

by Danielle Pringle

 

Best American Essays 2016 (Mariner), edited by Jonathan Franzen, launched this week, including in its list of “notable” essays four pieces that appeared in Prairie Schooner. The annual anthology celebrates the best essays from the past year published by magazines, journals, and websites in the United States. Included with the essays selected for this collection, is a supplemental list of “notable” essays.

Lisa Fay Coutley’s “Why to Run Racks” appeared in our Winter 2015 issue, which was edited by Natalie Diaz.  The beautifully crafted essay peeks into volatile family dynamics and considers the sport of shooting pool as a meditative practice. Read it on Coutley’s website here.

Porochista Khakpour’s whip-smart study of David Foster Wallace, Federer, and personal descent—whether physically losing an edge or being lost in one’s own mind—“Federer as Irreligious Experience,” highlights the downfalls of perfectionism. Her essay also appeared in our Winter 2015 issue. Read an excerpt of it on our website here.

Aurvi Sharma’s transporting “Eleven Stories of Water and Stone” won our 2014 nonfiction prize, judged by Judith Ortiz Cofer, and was published in our Spring 2015 issue. It also received our of our annual Glenna Luschei awards, which honor the best work published in Prairie Schooner in a given year. The essay takes the reader on a journey to the formation of the rock Sharma’s home in India rested upon, and through her childhood, seamlessly shifting from one to the other and examining greater implications of stone and water in India. Read an excerpt on our website here.

Emily Geminder’s “Coming To: A Lexicology of Fainting,” published in our Summer 2015 issue, was the 2014 nonfiction runner-up and also won a Glenna Luschei award. This braided lyric essay interrogates both personal and historical cultural perceptions of the haunting phenomenon of fainting. From Cambodia, to India, to the United States, Geminder offers glimpses of ghosts and specters. Read an excerpt of her essay here.

Once again, congratulations to all of the writers whose work was chosen to be in this year’s Best American Essays, and an extra shout out to those four “notables” whose essays appeared in our pages!

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Danielle Pringle was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is currently pursuing an MA in creative writing with a secondary focus in Medieval & Renaissance studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

2015 Book Prize Winners’ Books Now Available from University of Nebraska Press

2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize Winners

Prairie Schooner at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is pleased to announce that our 2015 Book Prize Winners’ books are now available from the University of Nebraska Press and wherever books are sold.

Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair won the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, receiving $3000 and publication by the University of Nebraska Press. Called a “stunning debut collection” in a starred Publishers Weekly review and powered by the teeming intellect and ravishing lucidity of a young poet in full possession of her literary power” by poet Major Jackson, Cannibal was chosen by guest-judges David Baker and Hilda Raz with Editor-in-Chief Kwame Dawes. Safiya Sinclair was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and has published work in numerous journals and been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a 2016 Whiting Award. She is currently pursuing a PhD in literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California, where she is a Dornsife Doctoral Fellow.

One-Hundred-Knuckled Fist by Dustin M. Hoffman won the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, receiving $3000 and publication by the University of Nebraska Press. The collection, described by Matt Bell as “heartfelt and humorous and always keen to the ways our working lives serve to reveal our more personal hopes and dreams” and praised by Publishers Weekly as “a thoroughly memorable read, was selected chosen by guest-judges Elizabeth Nunez and Bernardine Evaristo with Editor-in-Chief Kwame Dawes. Dustin M. Hoffman spent ten years painting houses in Michigan before earning an MFA from Bowling Green State University and a PhD from Western Michigan University. His stories have recently appeared in numerous publications, and he is an assistant professor of creative writing at Winthrop University in South Carolina.

Both Sinclair and Hoffman will visit the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s campus this coming spring to for Prairie Schooner’s Annual Book Prize Reading and Celebration. Be sure to get your copy before then!

Cannibal and One-Hundred Knuckled Fist are available for purchase on the University of Nebraska Press’ website. To purchase Cannibal, click here. To purchase One-Hundred-Knuckled Fist, click here.

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Danielle Pringle was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is currently pursuing an MA in creative writing with a secondary focus in Medieval & Renaissance studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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