How We Arrive in Winter by Liz Quirke (Salmon Poetry) makes Julie Suk Award shortlist
Jacar Press has announced this year’s shortlist for the Julie Suk Award, a prize for the best book by a literary press.
Liz Quirke‘s collection How We Arrive in Winter published by Salmon Poetry is one of thirteen literary publications in the running this year.
‘A beautiful meditation on love and loss, the overwhelming brutality of grief and the mystery in the everyday-ordinary. Quirke demonstrates great control against raw emotion, and sharp attention to time at an alternate pace. How we Arrive In Winter is filled with beautiful and heartbreaking poems on the human condition, fragility and resilience.’
—Elaine Feeney, author of Rise and As You Were
Last year saw two poets win first prize, Nandi Comer for the collection Tapping Out, (Northwestern University Press) and Brian Komei Dempster for Seize (Four Way Books), while previous winners of the award include Kaveh Akbar, Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James Books), and Kevin Prufer, How He Loved Them (Four Way Books).
The award is open to any poetry book published by a small, literary, or university press.
Last Days – Tamiko Beyer – Alice James Books
Your Crib, My Qibla – Saddiq Dzukogi – University of Nebraska Press
West Portal – Benjamin Gucciardi – The University of Utah Press
Tethered to Stars – Fady Joudah – Milkweed Editions
Where the Wolf – Sallly Rosen Kindred – Diode Editions
Pine – Julia Koets – Southern Indiana Review Press
Ordinary Psalms – Julia B. Levine – LSU Press
Gumbo YaYa – Aurielle Marie – University of Pittsburgh Press
Tender the River – Matt W. Miller – Texas Review Press
Dear Diaspora – Susan Nguyen – University of Nebraska Press
How We Arrive in Winter – Liz Quirke – Salmon Poetry
Brocken Spectre – Jacques J. Rancourt – Alice James Books
Philomath – Devon Walker-Figueroa – Milkweed Editions