the literary magazine of Gardner-Webb University

2017 Contest

2017 RASH AWARD IN POETRY

WINNER
Patricia Hamilton of Jackson, Tennessee, for “Puzzle”

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Phillip Provance of Woodstock, Illinois, for “Of Beauty & Things”
Richard Lebovitz of Roswell, Georgia, for “The Lost Family of Belz”
Hollie Dugas of Farmington, New Mexico, for “The Secret Lives of Figs”

OTHER FINALISTS
Eleanor Altman of Chestertown, Maryland, for “How to Peel an Egg”
Alani Hicks-Bartlett of Oakland, California, for “Confession”
Robert W. Hill of Westminster, South Carolina, for “Cwms and Swales, Dingles and Stars”
Therin Johns of Seattle, Washington, for “Natural Killer”
Megan Nemise Hall of Kingsport, Tennessee, for “Oral History”
Kevin McDaniel of Pulaski, Virginia, for “Gray Heron”
Alex McIntosh of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, for “10,000 Things”
Rosemary Peek of Sylva, North Carolina, for “Drought”
Claire Scott of Oakland, California, for “Unexcused Absence”
Joyce Schmid of Palo Alto, California, for “How My Father Got to Watch Me Grow Up”
Maureen Sherbondy of Raleigh, North Carolina, for “Transitions”
Duncan Smith of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for “New Ground”
Lisa St. John of Cottekill, New York, for “Particle Song”
Max Stephan of Buffalo, New York, for “Truffles”
John Stupp of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, for “Joe Louis Runs the Voodoo Down”
Allen Tullos of Atlanta, Georgia, for “Odd, Numbered Days”
John Sibley Williams of Milwaukie, Oregon, for “No More Ocean”

2017 RASH AWARD IN FICTION

WINNER
Leslee Becker of Fort Collins, Colorado, for “Such Friends”

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Nancy Brock of Columbia, South Carolina, for “One Summer”
Davis Enloe of Greenville, South Carolina, for “Big Man to Little Man”

OTHER FINALISTS
Estefania Acquaviva of Key Biscayne, Florida, for “Calle la Rueda”
Christopher Allen of Europe, for “Interrupted”
Steve Lambert of Saint Augustine, Florida, for “A Song for Enid Pound”
Catherine Moore of Franklin, Tennessee, for “Until It Thunders”
Heather Adams of Raleigh, North Carolina, for “The Topaz Creek Fugitive”
C.A. Murray of Anchorage, Alaska, for “Our Tribe”
Ray Morrison of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for “No One’s Ghost But My Own”

 

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