We are pleased to announce that Jesse Lee Kercheval selected A Small Rising Up in the Lungs, by Kit Frick of Brooklyn, New York, to receive the 2017 New American Poetry Prize. A MacDowell Colony fellow, Kit studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from Syracuse University. Her debut young adult novel is See All the Stars (Simon & Schuster / Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2018). Kit will receive $1,000 and A Small Rising Up in the Lungs will be released in Fall 2018.
Finalists for the 2017 New American Poetry Prize include:
—Posthumous Noon, by Aaron Baker of Chicago, IL
—Fixed Star, by Suzanne Fischkorn of Redding, CT
—Seducing the Asparagus Queen, by Amorak Huey of East Grand Rapids, MI
—The Haruspicators, by Charles Kell of Charlestown, RI
—The Marriage of Space and Time, by Jed Myers of Seattle, WA
—North of Paradise, by Rimas Uzgiris of Vilnius, Lithuania