Announcing WLT’s 2022 Pushcart Prize Nominees
Fresh off our delight in seeing Kamilah Aisha Moon’s poem “Fireflies” in the Pushcart Prize XLVII anthology, the editors of World Literature Today are delighted to announce our new shortlist of Pushcart nominations for 2022. Pushcart Prize XLVIII will honor the best poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and essays published by small-press magazines and book publishers. This year, WLT’s six nominees include:
Layla Benitez-James, “Life with André”
Gloria Blizzard, “The Year of Jazz”
Mónica Lavín, “Coyoacán à la Carte,” translated by D. P. Snyder
Dorthe Nors, “Wandering Houses,” translated by Caroline Waight
Alina Stefanescu, “17 Reasons I Love Ellipses in Poetry, Prose, and Translation”
Raquel Salas Rivera, “the right to madness,” translated by the author
Congratulations to our nominated writers and translators! This is just a sampling of WLT’s phenomenal content from the past year—as always, choosing from more than two hundred contributors, both print and online, proved exceptionally difficult.
As the year comes to a close, Michelle Johnson, Rob Vollmar, and I would like to thank the many writers, artists, translators, reviewers, contributing editors, board members, University of Oklahoma colleagues and students, and readers who make World Literature Today an indispensable voice in the conversation about international literature and culture. We feel remarkably privileged to share this work with our readers, and we look forward to showcasing the many literary delights that 2023 is sure to bring.
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