The 2016 Hudson Prize: Finalists & Semi-Finalists

We’d like to thank all of the poets and writers who participated in the 2016 Hudson Prize. And we are pleased to announce the finalists and semi-finalists:
Fiction Finalists
In the Red Room by Maureen Aitken
Jungles of America and Other Stories by Jessica Barksdale
I’m Here: Alaska Stories by David Crouse
Coyotes in the Suburbs by Emily Franklin
The Worry Front by Helen Gildfind
The Hard Steps by Gabriel Houck
North of What Matters by Ben Jahn
No Home in This World Anymore by Jill Logan
Dead Reckoning by Dino Parenti
Happy Like This by Ashley Wurzbacher
Fiction Semi-Finalists
The Little Gentleman by Leslee Becker
Postludes by Matthew Burnside
Queen’s Finest by Laurie Cedilnik
Doe Eyes by Kate Folk
Stone Skimmers by Jennifer Kelly
Andretti in the El Camino by Terrance Manning, Jr.
The Last Train Before Dark by Corey Mertes
Nuclear Family by Caitlin O’Neil
And When the Ghost Has Vanished by Jeremy Parker
Things that Disappear by Lones Seiber
Poetry Finalists
View from the Everything by Brandon Amico
Saint X by Caroline Cabrera
You’ve been Bit by a Dangerous Snake by Flower Conroy
Stray by Adam Houle
When You Feel Longing by Laurin Macios
Polis by Matt McBride
You Are a House, You Are a Hammer, You’re the Momentum of the Nail by Saara Myrene Raappana
If the Girl Never Learns by Sue William Silverman
Observational Gestures by Ruth Williams
Jalubi by Emily Paige Wilson
Poetry Semi-Finalists
Ghost Plants and Other Animals by Carrie Bennett
Tapping Out by Nandi Comer
Girl of the Year by Jaclyn Dwyer
The Mouth Takes by Rebecca Farivar
Butcher by Connor Fisher
here is the night and the night on the road by Monica Gomery
Against Porcelain by Ines Pujos
Glossary of Loss by Phoebe Reeves
Homophones by Julia Tillinghast
Night Blue by Margaret Young

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