Black Lawrence Press
January 19, 2016

2015 St. Lawrence Book Award Finalists

We are very pleased to announce the 2015 St. Lawrence Book Award finalists and semi-finalists. We look forward to announcing the winner, which will be chosen from the pool of finalists, in the coming weeks. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Fiction Finalists

On the Divide—Iver Arnegard

Magic for Unlucky Girls—A.A. Balaskovits

Consuming the Body—Christine Grimes

Wrench and Other Stories—Wayne Harrison

Your Nightmare—Joseph Holt

Love Will Keep Us Together and other fables—Brenda Liebling-Goldberg

The Paper Coast—Jefferson Navicky

Heart Pine: Stories—John Sirmans

The World of Dew and Other Stories—Julian Smith

Eyes in the Back of Her Head—Jill Stukenberg


Poetry Finalists

Doe—Aimee Baker

Hound’s Mouth—Libby Burton

Hermit, Wraith—Patrick Cantrell

The Things a Body Might Become—Emari DiGiorgio

I Refuse to Make This Beautiful—Eileen G’Sell

The Only Living Boy in Omaha—Shane Lake

Matria—Alexandra Lytton Regalado

City of Incandescent Light Bulbs—Matt McBride

Wet Reckless—Victoria Lynne McCoy

You Are a House, You Are a Hammer, You’re the Momentum of the Nail—Saara Myrene Raappana


Fiction Semi-Finalists

Summer People and Other Stories—Thomas Andes

The Slug Ride—Karen Bennett

Recall—Mark Connelly

The Bunny Suit and Other Stories—Carolyn Kerr

The Outskirts of Nowhere—Robert McGuill

The Distance Between Two Points—Jennifer Pelzek

Beyond the Lights and Other Stories—Ryan Shoemaker

Water Off A Raven’s Back—Jake Teeny

Every Single Bone in My Brain: Stories—Aaron Tillman

For Quality and Training Purposes: Stories—Sean Towey


Poetry Semi-Finalists

Mosaic of the Dark—Lisa Dordal

Night Crossing over the Pacific—Clara Changxin Fang

The Funeral Year—Kerri French

The Genealogy of Fire—Mary Kovaleski Byrnes

Elegy for the Visible—Darren Morris

High Ground Coward—Alicia Mountain

Foul Hook—Sarah Pape

After the Wake—Suzanne Roszak

Playing House on the Bones—Anna Sutton

Observational Gestures—Ruth Williams