We are pleased to announce the winners of the
2019 CutBank Chapbook Contest!

WINNER

Remember Me: An Essay by Eric LeMay

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About the Author:

Eric LeMay is a writer and artist working in print and multimedia formats. He is the author of four books. He has taught writing at Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Chicago. He is currently on the faculty of the writing program at Ohio University, his alma mater. He is also a host on the New Books Network. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry Daily, the Best Food Writing series, and other venues. He lives in Athens, Ohio, with his wife and fellow writer, Kristin LeMay, and their son. He is online at www.ericlemay.org.


Runners-Up

The Pirate Anne Bonny Dances the Tarantella by Dorsey Craft

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About the Author:

Dorsey Craft holds an MFA in poetry from McNeese State University and a BA in English from Clemson University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Colorado Review, Greensboro Review, Massachusetts Review, Ninth Letter, Passages North, Poetry Daily, Southern Indiana Review, Thrush Poetry Journal and elsewhere. She is currently a Ph.D candidate in poetry at Florida State and a Poetry Editor at The Southeast Review.





Womanskin by Kathryn Merwin

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About the Author:

Kathryn Merwin’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Cutbank, Hayden's Ferry Review, diode, Sugar House Review, Prairie Schooner, and Blackbird. She has read and/or reviewed for the Bellingham Review and The Adroit Journal, and serves as co-editor-in-chief of Milk Journal. She received her MFA in poetry from Western Washington University and currently lives in the District of Columbia. Connect with her at www.kathrynmerwin.com.




Previous Chapbooks

Don't Give Up on Alan Greenspan by Soma Mei Sheng Frazier - 2018 CutBank Chapbook Contest Winner

Soma Mei Sheng Frazier is an East Coast native living in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she recently served as a San Francisco Library Laureate. Her previous fiction chapbooks—Salve (Nomadic Press) and Collateral Damage: A Triptych (RopeWalk Press)—earned praise from Nikki Giovanni, Daniel Handler, Antonya Nelson, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Molly Giles, Michelle Tea and others. Frazier’s writing has placed in literary competitions offered by HBO, Zoetrope: All-Story, Glimmer Train, the Mississippi Review and more. A professor who has taught in environments ranging from a New York prison to an Oakland, California charter school, Frazier is nose-to-grindstone on novel revisions.


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What You Have Left Is Me by Kat Williams - 2018 CutBank Chapbook Contest Runner-Up

Kat Williams is a non-binary writer living in Austin, TX. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Autostraddle, Geez Magazine, The Hysterical Rag, CutBank's All Accounts and Mixture, and Buddy. a lit zine. They received their MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Wyoming. 


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ANOTHER BRIGHT DEPARTURE by Joan Naviyuk Kane - 2018 CutBank Chapbook Contest Runner-Up

Joan Naviyuk Kane’s other books and chapbooks of prose and poetry include The Cormorant Hunter’s WifeHyperborealThe StraitsMilk Black Carbon, A Few Lines in the Manifest, and Sublingual. She is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow. Kane was a Harvard National Scholar, and the recipient of a graduate Writing Fellowship from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Inupiaq with family from King Island and Mary’s Igloo, she raises her children as a single mother in Anchorage, Alaska.