We are excited to announce that judge Tiana Clark has selected L.S. McKee’s Creature, Wing, Heart, Machine as the winner of our 2022 First Book Award in Poetry. McKee will receive $1,000 and her book will be published in fall 2023.
L.S. McKee’s writing has appeared in Narrative, The Massachusetts Review, Best New Poets, Cincinnati Review, The Georgia Review, Copper Nickel, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from the University of Maryland and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University. Originally from East Tennessee, she is a lecturer at MIT and lives in the Boston area.
You can find more information about L.S. McKee’s at www.lsmckee.com
Sincerest thanks to our readers, to final judge Tiana Clark, and to all who submitted to this year’s contest.
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