Zone 3 is pleased to announce the winners of our annual nonfiction, fiction, and poetry contests: Dan Beachy-Quick, for his essay “, Even” (Spring 2017); A.D. Lauren, for her poem “Hermeneutics of a 21-year-old’s Death” (Fall 2017); and Yuly Restrepo, for her story “Morocho” (Spring 2017).
Dan Beachy-Quick directs the MFA program at Colorado State University. He is the author of three books of prose, most recently Of Silence and Song (Milkweed Editions, 2017). He is also the author of six poetry collections, including Circle’s Apprentice, winner of the Colorado Book Award. His honors and awards include a Lannan Foundation Residency and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
A.D. Lauren is currently pursuing an MFA in poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her work has appeared in the Apeiron Review, Spires, Zeniada, and elsewhere. She was a 2017 fellow of the Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets.
Yuly Restrepo was born in Medellín. In 2001, at the height of Colombia’s civil war, she and her family moved to the United States, where they were granted political asylum. Yuly is now a naturalized citizen of the United States. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a writing professor at the University of Tampa. Currently, the primary subject of her fiction is the country of her birth.
Congratulations to this year’s winners!