The 2023 Hurt and Healing Prize — Winners and Finalists!
Congratulations to the winners of our inaugural Hurt and Healing Prize, and thank you to everyone who submitted! We’re delighted to announce that Andrés Cerpa has selected Eliza Gilbert as the winner of our $3000 award! In second place, we have Geramee Hensley, and in third place, Sara Elkamel. We can’t wait to share their work with you this June!
And we’d like to offer a warm congratulations to our finalists and those on the longlist, recorded below.
“My Father Postpones His Appearance on Wheel of Fortune While I’m in Rehab”
To be published on June 6
“Ode to My Family in Key of Fried Chicken & Fried Rice”
To be published on June 7
To be published on June 8
The Finalists Are
The Poets on the Longlist Are
Aman K. Batra
Blake Z. Rong
C. Sinclaire Brown
D. D. Segovia
Leia K. Bradley
Mackenzie Schubert Polonyi Donnelly
Saleem Hue Penny
Sarah Elizabeth Cronin