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Announcing the Shortlist for the 2016 Sexton Prize

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Eyewear Publishing is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2016 Sexton Prize. The finalists are, in no particular order, as follows:

 

 

THE BARBAROUS CENTURY, Leah Umansky

HISTORY OF GONE, Lynn Schmeidler

SEVERE CLEAR, Maya Catherine Popa

GIMME THAT. DON’T SMITE ME, Steve Kronen

SCHEHERAZADE AND OTHER REDEPLOYMENTS, David McAleavey

AN AMERICAN PURGATORY, Rebecca Gayle Howell

SIT IN THE DARK WITH ME, Jesse Lee Kercheval

 

The shortlist was selected by Eyewear’s Director Todd Swift with Senior Editor Kelly Davio. Don Share of Poetry Magazine will select the winning manuscript, which will be released at the 2017 AWP conference in Washington, D.C. The winner will be announced in October. 

Congratulations to our finalists! 

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