The 2020 Industry Prize, 2nd Place Winner: While I Walk, My Brother Assures My Nephew There Are Wildflowers Growing in Minneapolis by Chaun Ballard

We’re all very excited to share with you the winners of the 2020 Frontier Industry Prize, selected by Daniel Slager, Peter LaBerge, and Carmen Giménez Smith. Today, we have a new poem by Chaun Ballard. Stay tuned for our winner Michelle Phương Ting’s poetry on the 3rd of December. You can see the 3rd place winner, Adedayo Agarau’s poem, here. Thank you to everyone who submitted this year!


 

While I Walk, My Brother Assures My Nephew There Are Wildflowers Growing in Minneapolis

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[1] Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Chaun Ballard

Chaun Ballard is an affiliate editor for Alaska Quarterly Review, a poetry reader for Prairie Schooner, a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and a doctoral student at the University of Lincoln Nebraska. His chapbook, Flight, was the winner of the 2018 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize and is published by Tupelo Press. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Narrative Magazine, Rattle, The New York Times, Tupelo Quarterly, and other literary magazines. Chaun is the recipient of a 2019 Alaska Literary Award. His work has received nominations for both Best of the Net and a Pushcart Prize.

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