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Ross Gay Reads “His Father’s Wake” by Alicia Wright

As part of the 2016 Poetry Prize winner package, Ross Gay reads Alicia Wright’s winning poem “His Father’s Wake” on our Bluecast here. 

Here’s what judge Camille Rankine says about the winning poem: “What strikes me first about ‘His Father’s Wake’ is the unmoored energy of it. The phrases drift and crash into one another. They collide, they ricochet and spin away. These movements make a voice that is both wild and deliberate, steady and reckless in turn. The effect is captivating. I feel each shift and slow and quickening in my breath, in my heart’s beat.”

Listen to Alicia Wright read her poem here.

 

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Listen to “His Father’s Wake” by Alicia Wright

“His Father’s Wake” by Alicia Wright will appear in 38.2 Winter 2016 issue. “His Father’s Wake” was the winner of the 2016 Poetry Prize selected by judge Camille Rankine.

Listen to her read “His Father’s Wake” here.

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Originally from Georgia, Alicia Wright has received fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she recently earned her MFA. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Literary Review, Prelude, The Southeast Review, and New South, where she was the winner of the 2015 New Writing Contest. She lives and teaches in Iowa City, Iowa.

 

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Announcing Our 2016 Poetry Prize Winner!

We are proud to announce that judge Camille Rankine has selected “His Father’s Wake” by Alicia Wright as the winner of Indiana Review‘s 2016 Poetry Prize! Thank you to everyone who submitted their work for consideration and made this year’s Prize possible. “His Father’s Wake” will appear in our Winter 2016 Issue.

2016 Poetry Prize Winner:

“His Father’s Wake”
Alicia Wright

Camille Rankine says about the winning piece: “What strikes me first about ‘His Father’s Wake’ is the unmoored energy of it. The phrases drift and crash into one another. They collide, they ricochet and spin away. These movements make a voice that is both wild and deliberate, steady and reckless in turn. The effect is captivating. I feel each shift and slow and quickening in my breath, in my heart’s beat.”

Finalists:

“Witch Questions the So-Called Higher Power” by Annah Browning

“Abduction” by Cara Dees

“Kaleidoscope” by Rochelle Hurt

“The First Year We Lived Underground” by Anna Leigh Knowles

“Self Portrait as Siren, as Fig” by Clare Paniccia

“To Body for its Apertures” by Avia Tadmor

“Hibernation” by Talin Tahajian