We’re pleased to announce that Eduardo Corral has selected out takes/ glove box by Maya Jewell Zeller of Spokane, Washington, to receive the 2022 New American Poetry Prize!
Maya will receive $1,500 and out takes/ glove box is tentatively slated for publication in October 2023.
Maya is the author of the interdisciplinary collaboration (with visual artist Carrie DeBacker) Alchemy For Cells & Other Beasts (Entre Rios Books, 2017), the chapbook Yesterday, the Bees (Floating Bridge Press, 2015), and the poetry collection Rust Fish (Lost Horse Press, 2011); as well as co-editor, with Sharma Shields, of the anthology Evergreen: Grim Tales and Fables from the Gloomy Northwest (Scablands Books, 2021). Maya’s prose appears in such places as The Rumpus, Brevity, Bellingham Review, and Booth Journal. Recipient of a Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation as well as a Residency in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Maya has presented her work internationally at the University of Oxford and in Madrid at the Unamuno Author Festival. Currently, she is Associate Professor of English for Central Washington University, Affiliate Faculty for Western Colorado’s low-residency MFA, and Poetry Editor for Scablands Books. Her WIPs are a memoir called “Raised by Ferns,” as well as an academic textbook, “Advanced Poetry: A Craft Guide and Anthology,” under contract with Bloomsbury (UK). Find Maya on Twitter @MayaJZeller.
Finalists for the 2022 New American Poetry Prize
- Love Sick Century, by Elly Bookman of Atlanta, Georgia
- Whish, by Jackie Craven of Schenectady, New York
- Nevertheless, by Jeffrey Gray of Ocean Grove, New Jersey
- The Transmutation Notebook, by Michael Lavers of Provo, Utah
- Erasures, by Rosanna Oh of Jericho, New York
Semifinalists for the 2022 New American Poetry Prize
- Hymn Gasoline, by Philip Schaefer of Missoula, Montana
- The Dusting of Small Houses, by Adam J. Gellings of Columbus, Ohio
- Not So Dear Jenny, by Jennifer Tseng of Santa Cruz, California
- The Midwestern Book of the Dead, by Regina DiPerna of San Diego, California
- Insufficient Miracles, by Michael Meyerhofer of Fresno, California
- Buying the Farm, by William Notter of Richmond, Virginia