The Pinch Literary Awards in Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction 2013
Sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation
ROXANE GAY‘s writing appears or is forthcoming in Best American Short Stories 2012, New Stories From the Midwest 2011 and 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, NOON, Salon, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Brevity, and many others. She is the co-editor of PANK, and an HTMLGIANT contributor. She is also the author of Ayiti. You can find her online at http://www.roxanegay.com.
MARK JARMAN, a native of Kentucky, is a professor of English at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of the University of California-Santa Cruz and the University of Iowa, he is the author of seven books of poetry: North Sea (1978), The Rote Walker (1981), Far and Away (1985), The Black Riviera (1990), Iris (1992), Questions for Ecclesiastes (1997), and Unholy Sonnets (2000). With David Mason, he has edited Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism (1996). He has written two books of essays, The Secret of Poetry (2001) and the forthcoming Body and Soul: Essays on Poetry.
Jarman has been awarded the Joseph Henry Jackson Award for poetry, National Endowment for the Arts grants, and a fellowship in poetry from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The Black Riviera won the 1991 Poets’ Prize. Questions for Ecclesiastes was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry and won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets and The Nation magazine. Read more here.
Creative Nonfiction Judge
ABIGAIL THOMAS, the daughter of renowned science writer Lewis Thomas (The Lives of a Cell), is the mother of four children and the grandmother of twelve. Her academic education stopped when, pregnant with her oldest daughter, she was asked to leave Bryn Mawr during her first year. She’s lived most of her life on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and was for a time a book editor and for another time a book agent. Then she started writing for publication. Her memoir, A Three Dog Life, was named one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. She is also author of Safekeeping, a memoir, and Thinking About Memoir.
When Thomas can’t write she paints on glass. She lives in Woodstock, NY with her three dogs.
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