We are excited to announce the winner of the 2019 Creative Nonfiction Prize, judged by Hanif Abdurraqib. Many thanks to everyone who submitted their work and made this year’s prize possible!
2019 Creative Nonfiction Prize Winner:
“Lobster Shy” by Keith Wilson
Hanif Abdurraqib says, “I was — very literally — moved by this work. It is a meditation that refuses a stationary angle, winding and breathless. But, mostly, I’m thankful for such an intimate look at the interior of both the pleasure and anguish of existence.”
Keith S. Wilson is an Affrilachian Poet and Cave Canem fellow. He is a recipient of an NEA fellowship as well as fellowships/grants from Bread Loaf, Kenyon College, Tin House, MacDowell, Vermont Studio Center, UCross, and Millay Colony, among others. Keith serves as Assistant Poetry Editor at Four Way Review and Digital Media Editor at Obsidian Journal. His first book, Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love, was published by Copper Canyon in 2019.
“On Girls & Rabbits & Women” by Amanda Goemmer
“Biscuits” by D. Nolan Jefferson
“Relics, Registries, and Other Bastard Things” by Taylor Kirby
“Enough for a Lifetime of Sundays” by Ashley Mallick
“Rubbish House” by Shaw Patton
“An Incomplete, Personal History of Isolation Through Video Games” by Reyes Ramirez
“Noble Silence” by Robert Julius Schumaker
The prize winner will be published in the Summer 2020 issue of Indiana Review. Happy reading!