Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry

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  1. Hard Damage
    In lyric and documentary poems and essayistic fragments, Hard Damage charts the intergenerational damage caused by war, environmental loss, and the collective grief of exile.  ... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2019
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  2. American Radiance
    Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, American Radiance, at turns funny, tragic, and haunting, reflects on the author’s experience immigrating as a child to the United States from Ukraine in 1991.  What... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2018
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  3. The Zoo at Night
    Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, Susan Gubernat’s The Zoo at Night reflects with subtle craft on the dark side of love, death, the family romance, carnality, and lofty aspirations. She thinks of her... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2017
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  4. Cannibal
    Colliding with and confronting The Tempest and postcolonial identity, the poems in Safiya Sinclair’s Cannibal explore Jamaican childhood and history, race relations in America, womanhood, otherness, and exile. She evokes... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2016
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  5. No Confession, No Mass
    Whether exploring the porous borders between sin and virtue or examining the lives of saints and mystics to find the human experiences in stories of the divine, the poems in No Confession, No Mass move toward restoration and reunion.Jennifer... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2015
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  6. Reliquaria
    In his prize-winning poetry collection Reliquaria, R. A. Villanueva embraces liminal, in-between spaces in considering an ever-evolving Filipino American identity. Languages and cultures collide; mythologies and faiths echo and... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2014
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  7. Fetish
    From sensual pleasures and perils, moments and memories of darkness and light, the poems in Orlando Ricardo Menes’s collection sew together stories of dislocation and loss, of survival and hope, and of a world patched together... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2013
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  8. A Mind Like This
    Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, Susan Blackwell Ramsey’s A Mind Like This is a work of humor and wit, unexpectedly delightful and full of surprises as it reflects on the oddness of everyday life, the natural... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2012
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  9. The Book of What Stays
    For any of us, what stays? For the arsonist’s wife who has not yet left? The devout saint trudging another mile in his nail-shoes? The lost couple in their dying moments in a Nebraska blizzard? The old woman who refuses to leave... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2011
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  10. Ceiling of Sticks
    Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, Shane Book’s collection, Ceiling of Sticks, is a powerful and unflinching sort of documentary poetics. It bears elegiac witness to the effects of global politics on individual... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2010
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  11. Taste of Cherry
    In Kara Candito’s prize-winning debut collection a “garish/human theatre” comes to life against richly textured geographic and psychic landscapes. These poems are high-speed meditations on a world where Walter Benjamin meets... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2009
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  12. The Darkened Temple
    “Longing itself is nothing but the heart’s open spaces,” writes Mari L’Esperance. And in the open spaces at the heart of these poems is a mother who has disappeared. In a world of war and displacement, illness of the mind... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2008
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  13. Notes for My Body Double
    Who would guess that Godzilla, the Invisible Man, Elvis, Donald Duck, Ted Williams, and the Three Stooges might have something to say about the love and loss that shape the way we see the world? And yet these are the pop-culture... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2007
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  14. Famous
    She “became famous, finally, to herself,” Kathleen Flenniken writes. This is the kind of fame at the heart of most lives and at the center of Flenniken’s first collection, the winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2006
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