Announcing WLT’s 2023 Pushcart Prize Nominees
As World Literature Today’s ninety-seventh year of continuous publication comes to a close, the editors are delighted to announce WLT’s shortlist of Pushcart nominees for 2023. Pushcart Prize XLXIX 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:
Alexandra Lytton Regalado, “Landscape at the Third Stage of Grief”
Bunkong Tuon, “How to Defeat Pol Pot”
Abdourahman Waberi, “A Touch of Salt on My Confession,” translated by Nancy Naomi Carlson
Tatiana Voltskaya, “The Georgian Sketchbook,” translated by Boris Smirnov
Congratulations to our nominated writers and translators! This is just a sampling of WLT’s fabulous content from the past year—as always, choosing from more than two hundred contributors, both print and online, reminds us that all of the stellar work appearing in our pages contributes to expanding the map of the Republic of Letters.
As the year comes to a close, Michelle Johnson, Rob Vollmar, and I would like to thank the many writers, translators, reviewers, artists, 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—thank you for your support. We feel humbled and privileged to share this work with our readers, and we look forward to showcasing many new international literary voices in 2024.
University of Oklahoma