Dec 202012
 

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Thank you to our final judges: Jane Gentry in poetry, Karen Salyer McElmurray in nonfiction and Silas House in fiction.

**A celebratory reading will take place Saturday, January 12, at The Bard’s Town in Louisville. Click here for details.**

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JAMES BAKER HALL MEMORIAL PRIZE IN POETRY
Studies in Extinction

By AMY TUDOR

HONORABLE MENTION
Judy Bonds Appalachian Gandhi
By NANCY BRUNER WILSON

FINALISTS
Mother By MARY ANNE REESE
Solidering On By JANE OTTO
Richmond, 1958 By DAVID COOPER

SEMIFINALISTS
2010 By MARY ANNE REESE
Pruning the Rubber Tree By LEIGH ANNE HORNFELDT
The Provocation of Massah By CHAD GILPIN
Some Men from Kentucky (for Ron Whitehead) By JINN FULLER
Cordawood By SUSAN ISHMAEL-POULOS

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NONFICTION PRIZE
Smoked
By RICHARD HAGUE

HONORABLE MENTION
How to Climb an Airboat Cage
By KERRI DIEFFENWIERTH

FINALISTS
These are Not My Hands By CHRISTINA LOVIN
How to Play the Washboard, in Five Easy Steps By ERIN FITZGERALD
The Illuandas By ELIZABETH GLASS

SEMIFINALISTS
The Art of Hanging Laundry By ZOLA TROUTMAN NOBLE
A Community at its Best By BRIAN LOWRY

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FICTION PRIZE
Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
By ERIC CIPRIANI

HONORABLE MENTION
The Half-Life of Home
By DALE NEAL

FINALISTS
You’re Not Thinking of Me By ALAN NASLUND
Creme Brulee By CHRIS HELVEY
Compound Fracture By ELIZABETH GLASS

SPECIAL EDITION OF KAIROS AND CRISIS
Prayer for the Anawim By CHRISTOPHER MARTIN

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NOW AVAILABLE: Print version of The 2012 New Southerner Literary Edition featuring winners and finalists in the James Baker Hall Memorial Prize in Poetry contest, as well as in the nonfiction and fiction categories. The print edition is available for purchase for $10 plus shipping (click here to buy print edition) or downloadable as an ebook for $3 (click here to buy ebook). Content may be viewed free by clicking individual links above. Copies of the print edition will be available for purchase at the New Southerner Literary Prize Winners reading January 12 at The Bard’s Town in Louisville. Click here for details.

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