J.K. Daniels Wins the 2015 New Southern Voice Book Prize
Hub City Press is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2nd New Southern Voices Poetry Prize is J.K. Daniels of Falls Church, Va. The prize for her unpublished manuscript, Wedding Pulls, is $1,000 and publication by Hub City Press in summer 2016.
J.K. Daniels’s poems have appeared in Queer South; Best New Poets, 2011; Beltway Poetry Quarterly; Calyx; New Orleans Review (online); The Lavender Review; and others. She has an M.A. and M.F.A. from George Mason University and teaches creative writing and literature at Northern Virginia Community College, where she reads for The Northern Virginia Review.
Her manuscript was selected as the winner of the prize by acclaimed poet C.D. Wright. Who writes of the manuscript:
Prior to reading this book, I did not know what "wedding pulls" were, and once I learned I would be just as happy if they did not exist. But these poems, they were meant to be here.
About the Prize
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.
The previous winner of this prize was Lilah Hegnauer for her collection, Pantry, which was released by Hub City Press in February 2014. Learn more about the prize here.