NMW AWARDS

The Nation of Aphasia | Xiao Yue Shan

New Millennium Award for Poetry
Xiao Yue Shan of Tokyo, Japan for “the nation of aphasia”
With transportive imagery and longing descriptions of a nation’s rich traditions, Xiao Yue fingers the pulse of the writing life in Hong Kong. Read “the nation of aphasia” and bear witness to the tyrannous shadows encroaching on the Celestial Empire.

The Language of Rivers | Patrick Dawson

New Millennium Award for Fiction
Patrick Dawson of London, England for “The Language of Rivers”
Full of wanderers and deception, and something close to love, Patrick’s masterfully crafted story is quick to engage and gradual to reveal. Dive in and let “The Language of Rivers” spill its secrets.

False Memory | Marsh Rose

What if one day you discover you’ve been wrong about your own life story? Marsh Rose reveals the secrets that, for nearly 30 years, her mind tried to protect her from, reminding us of our uncanny ability to rewrite the past. —NMW

An empty bar stool

Nothing Kinky | Evan McMurry

A soldier hellbent on getting himself honorably discharged, and the waitress who changed everything when he saw the way the sun itself tried to reach her with its gaze. Nothing kinky here… just true young love up against this endless war. —NMW

Dendrites Firing Neurons

Dendrites | Anne Gudger

From the expansive first lines to the evocative ending, “Dendrites” invites readers to speed along the author’s gray matter through her most transformative life events. It’s a ride you won’t soon forget. —NMW

Shorn | Katie Bickham

Equal parts ode and lament, this poem explores the power of women’s hair, its ubiquitous influence on art and society, and the awe, fear, and possessiveness it too often inspires in others. An evocative and compelling work. –NMW

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