We’re excited to announce that Sara Gelston has selected Emily Mohn-Slate’s collection The Falls to receive the 2019 New American Poetry Prize! Emily is the author of FEED, which won the 2018 Keystone Chapbook Prize (Seven Kitchens Press). Her poems and essays can be found in At Length, New Ohio Review, Racked, Crab Orchard Review, Muzzle Magazine, Tupelo Quarterly, The Adroit Journal, and elsewhere. She’s a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars (MFA), Boston University (MA), and Colgate University (BA). She lives in Pittsburgh, PA, where she teaches at Winchester Thurston School. Emily will receive $1,000 and The Falls will be released in Fall 2020.
Finalists for the 2019 New American Poetry Prize include:
—The Body He Left Behind, by Reese Conner of Tucson, AZ
—Bucolia, by Caroline Crew of Atlanta, GA
—Cloud Hands, Earth Hands, by Donald Platt of Lafayette, IN
—Gentle Slaughter, by Philip Belcher of Asheville, NC
—Playing in Long Shadows, by Nicholas Molbert of Cincinnati, OH
—Rosetta, by Karina Borowicz of Belchertown, MA