We are thrilled to announce that prize judge Ross Gay has selected GIRL WITH DEATH MASK by Jennifer Givhan as the winner of the 2017 Blue Light Books Prize! We are honored to have read so many beautiful poetry collections for this year’s contest. Many thanks to all who submitted and made the prize possible. GIRL WITH DEATH MASK will be published by Indiana University Press in 2018.
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2017 Blue Light Books Twitter Contest Winner!
Indiana Review is proud to announce the winner of our 2017 #BLB2017 Haiku Twitter Contest! We received numerous haikus, and after careful deliberation we chose one winner who will receive an IR prize pack and free entry to our 2017 Blue Light Books Prize!
Join us in congratulating the winner, Mike Ponta!
Two runner-ups, Anna and Dan, will receive IR prize packs and Twitter love.
Thank you to all the participants! Be sure ready your best poetry manuscripts and submit to our 2017 Blue Light Books Prize by February 15, 2017!
2017 Blue Light Books Prize Twitter Contest!
In honor of Indiana Review’s 2017 Blue Light Books Prize, we are announcing a new Twitter Contest!
Starting today, tweet us a well-crafted haiku using the hashtag #BLB2017. There is only one rule: the haiku must contain the word “blue.” If you’re unfamiliar with the form, a haiku is a three-line poem with the syllable pattern, 5/7/5. Please separate your lines by using a slash.
Some example Haikus are:
@IndianaReview: Rising from winter / these bodies frostbitten blue / spring melt runs down limbs #BLB2017
@IndianaReview: I live under blue / and a cold Juniper tree / and it shakes me here #BLB2017
@IndianaReview: They’re all different blues / these oceans of foaming froth / tranquility here #BLB2017
The winner with the best blue haiku will receive a free entry to the prize and an IR Prize Pack. Remember to use the hashtag #BLB2017. Follow us at @IndianaReview to see updates on this contest and more.
Deadline for the Twitter Contest is January 15, 2017 at 12 PM EST.
If you want to learn more about our 2017 Blue Light Books Prize with final judge, Ross Gay, or if you would like to submit your poetry collection, follow the link: https://indianareview.org/blue-light-books/
Interview with Ross Gay, 2017 Blue Light Books Prize Judge
We are proud to have Indiana University Director of Creative Writing and long-time supporter of Indiana Review Ross Gay judge the 2017 IR/IU Press Blue Light Books Prize. While preparing your poetry manuscripts, read his interview where he discusses when he knows a poem is finished, writing as conversation, love, and what he might be looking for in the winning poetry collection.
Ross Gay is the author of three books: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude is currently a nominee for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. Catalog was also a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, the Ohioana Book Award, the Balcones Poetry Prize, and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.