Essay Press/UW Bothell MFA Book Contest Announces Winners

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Essay Press and the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Poetics are excited to announce the 2019 winners of their collaborative book contest: Poem That Never Ends by Silvina López Medin and Groundswell by Yanara Friedland!! Essay Press will publish both books in the coming year, and the authors will be invited to read for the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics Convergence Zone reading series. IAS faculty member Ching-In Chen collaborated with Jill Magi in judging this contest. Learn more about the contest winners, their books and the finalists at the Essay Press website.  Thanks also to the editors at Essay Press, including MFA alum Travis Sharp (MFA, 2014).

The Essay Press/UW Bothell MFA Book Contest publishes manuscripts that extend or challenge the formal possibilities of prose, including but not limited to: lyric essays and prose poems or poetics; experimental biography and autobiography; innovative approaches to journalism, interdisciplinary historiography, criticism, scholarship and philosophy.