Black Lawrence Press
June 30, 2015

The 2015 Hudson Prize: Finalists & Semi-Finalists

We’d like to thank all of the poets and writers who participated in the 2015 Hudson Prize. And we are pleased to announce the finalists and semi-finalists:

Fiction Semi-Finalists

Jessica Barksdale—All  the Time in the World and Other Stories
Christian Felt—My Sister’s Book
Helen Gildfind—Gently, Gently
Christine Grimes—Consuming the Body
George Looney—The Visibility of Things Long Submerged
Vicky Mlyniec—Accordioned Life
Jefferson Navicky—The Paper Coast
Yarrow Paisley—Divine In Essence
Wendy Rawlings—The Yes Function
Ruth Setton—Blame It On Midnight
Jill Sexsmith—You Cry Ugly

Fiction Finalists

Iver Arnegard—On the Divide
Leslee Becker—The Little Gentleman
Douglas Bruton—We Do These Things for Love
Elizabeth Bull—Dark Data
Joseph Holt—Your Nightmare
Jenny Irish—Common Ancestor
Manuel Martinez—At War with the Air
Nathan Oates—The Moon Below
Doug Ramspeck—The Owl That Carries Us Away

Poetry Semi-Finalists

Julie E. Bloemeke—Slide to Unlock
Dante Di Stefano—Love is a Stone Endlessly in Flight
Kelly Moore—An Alternate Ending
Kim Roberts—The Scientific Method
Brittney Scott—The Derelict Daughter
Andrea Witzke Slot—Between My Country and the Others (in Search of a Kinder World)
Stephen Symons—Spioenkop
Cindy Veach—Gloved Against Blood
Bob Watts—The Tendency of Bodies to Remain at Rest
Nancy White—Ask Again Later

Poetry Finalists

Julie Babcock—Rules For Rearrangement
Flower Conroy—You’ve Been Bit by a Dangerous Snake
Claudia Cortese—Wasp Queen
Gillian Cummings—My Dim Aviary
Ruth Foley—Dead Man’s Float
Shane Lake—The Only Living Boy in Omaha
Danielle Pieratti—Fugitives
Michelle Reed—I Don’t Need to Make a Pretty Thing
Jane Satterfield—Field Manual for the Forgotten
Ruth Williams—Observational Gestures

We will choose a winner from the pool of finalists. Stay tuned!