Results of the 2022 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize Honoring Jake Adam York
AUGUST 16, 2022 | CONTEST RESULTS
The editors of Southern Humanities Review are proud to announce the results of our ninth annual poetry contest honoring the late Jake Adam York, award-winning poet and alumnus of Auburn University’s creative writing program. This year’s final judge—celebrated poet Rick Barot—selected our winner. The winner, runners-up, finalists, and honorable mention will appear together in Volume 55.3, which will be published in the Fall of 2022.
Daniel Donaghy is the author of five poetry collections, including Somerset, co-winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize; Start with the Trouble, winner of the University of Arkansas Press Poetry Prize; and Streetfighting, a Paterson Prize Finalist. He has a BA in English from Kutztown University, an MA in Creative Writing from Hollins College (now University), an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Cornell University, and a PhD in English from the University of Rochester. He has received artist fellowships from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and the Saltonstall Foundation. In 2009, he was awarded Southern Humanities Review's Theodore Christian Hoepfner Award for poetry. He is a Professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University.
OUR WINNER RECEIVES $1,000 AND WILL PARTICIPATE IN A READING THIS OCTOBER 2022 TO READ HIS POETRY ALONGSIDE CONTEST JUDGE RICK BAROT.
Jubi Arriola-Headley “Addendum” M. Cynthia Cheung “The Last Surgeon in Mariupol” Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach “Watching Masha i Medved as Russia Invades Ukraine” Marissa Davis “In summer, a bird” and "Second Parable for the Apocalypse We Built: The Forum" emet ezell “white man running kicks his dog” Jacob Griffin Hall “First I Should Acknowledge the Conditions” Cindy Juyoung Ok “In Atlanta” Desiree Santana “Flatfooting & Fatalism” Alexandra Teague “Correlations”
OUR FINALISTS WILL HAVE THEIR WORK PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 55.3 ALONGSIDE THE CONTEST'S WINNER.