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Interview with 2015 Poetry Prize Winner Caitlin Scarano

While getting ready to submit to our 2016 Poetry Prize judged by Camille Rankine, read our interview with Caitlin Scarano, the 2015 Poetry Prize winner selected by Eduardo C. Corral. Here, Scarano discusses her inspiration for her winning poem “Between the Bloodhounds and My Shrinking Mouth,” collections that move her, and her best tips for contest submitters.


Caitlin Scarano is a poet in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PhD creative writing program. She was a finalist for the 2014 Best of the Net Anthology. She has two poetry chapbooks. Her recent work can be found or is forthcoming in Granta, Ninth Letter, and Colorado Review. This winter, she will be an artist in residence at the Hinge Arts Residency program in Fergus Falls and the Artsmith’s 2016 Artist Residency on Orcas Island.


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Announcing the 2015 Poetry Prize Winner

Our Prize judge Eduardo Corral has selected “Between the Bloodhounds and My Shrinking Mouth” by Caitlin Scarano as the winner of the 2015 Poetry Prize! Her poem will appear in the Winter 2015 issue of The Indiana Review. We received a great number of excellent poems for consideration in this contest, and the decision was a difficult one. We thank all prize entrants for their interest in and support of The Indiana Review.


2015 Indiana Review Poetry Prize Winner

Caitlin Scarano, “Between the Bloodhounds and My Shrinking Mouth”

Corral says this about the winning poem: “The voice in this poem is ravenous and disciplined. It strikes and it croons. It’s splendid and captivating. It releases gorgeous sonic and visual energies. Vivid images linger in the mind, music beautifully rattles the lines. I’m especially struck by how the voice approaches and retreats from memory. ‘Between the Bloodhounds and My Shrinking Mouth’ is a startling poem.”



Jennifer Givhan, “My God, Nieve”

2015 Indiana Review Poetry Prize Finalists

Graham Barnhart, “Breach Birth”

Gabrielle Bates, “Cinderella As Told By Grackles”

Juliana Daugherty, “Psalm”

Jennifer Givhan, “Town of Foolish Things”

LA Johnson, “Constellarium” & “Split-Level”

Peter LaBerge, “Turbulence”

Lisa McMurtray, “How to Get Out of Failures at Night” & “Floodwater”

Sarah Maria Medina, “Hush the Young Coahuila Sons”

Caitlin Scarano, “To the City With Her Skull Wind”

Paige Quinones, “Blood Sport”