2010 Indiana Review Poetry Prize Winner
“Ode to the Japanese Giant Hornet”
Our final judge was Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Ms. Nezhukumatathil’s most recent collection At the Drive-In Volcano (Tupelo Press 2007), won the 2007 Balcones Poetry Prize. Her awards include a 2009 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pushcart Prize. Her poetry has been anthologized in publications such as Language for a New Century (WW Norton) and Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief (Bedford St. Martin’s).
Of Jonathan Rice's poem, "Soon Ghost," Aimee said, "This poem combines fable-song and panic into a seamless reverie of haunting lines, stacked with an original architecture of diction. I was instantly captivated by the animals charging through this poem and felt my heart race as my eyes moved down these pages.The poem leaps into another world and then back again and left me eager and hungry to read more from this author--I've already come back to it several times and it's never enough."
Thank you to Aimee Nezhukumatathil and a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our 2010 Poetry Prize Contest and making it such a success!
One more thing! Poetry and Nonfiction submissions will be closed starting June 11, 2010, a week from today! So if you have any poems or essays your hanging onto, now is the time to submit!
All IR Love,