Lilah Hegnauer wins New Southern Voices prize
Hub City Press is pleased to announce that the winner of the inaugural New Southern Voices Poetry Prize is Lilah Hegnauer of Charlottesville, Va. The prize for her unpublished manuscript, Pantry, is $1,000 and publication by Hub City Press in early 2014.
Hegnauer is the author of Dark Under Kiganda Stars (Ausable Press, 2005). She teaches literature and creative writing at James Madison University and at the University of Virginia. She is the 2013-14 recipient of the Amy Clampitt Residency in Lenox, Massachusetts. Poems from Pantry have been published in many literary journals, including Beloit, Gastronomica, The Kenyon Review, FIELD, AGNI, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, and Quarterly West.
Her manuscript was selected as the winner of the prize by D.A. Powell, 2012 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. The runner up for the prize was Brian Thornton of Lubbock, Texas, for his manuscript The Places We Were Never Meant to See.
The biennial New Southern Voices Prize is sponsored by Hub City Press of Spartanburg, S.C. It is open to all poets who have either never published a full-length collection of poetry, or who have only published one full-length collection, and who currently reside in and have had residency in one or more of the following states for a minimum of 24 consecutive months: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia.
Read more about Lilah Hegnauer here.