New Millennium Award for Poetry
Seth Simons of the Bay Area, CA for “Like My Father”
“Like My Father” is a neat and tidy indictment of late-stage capitalism, its sins and spoils, and the inner workings of those whose only rule book is a ledger.
New Millennium Award for Nonfiction
Kristin Kostick of Humble, Texas for “Blanking”
Who among us hasn’t yearned for a clean slate? Some way to shed all the old hurts and regrets and begin again, fresh and unencumbered as a newborn soul. In “Blanking,” Kristin ponders the power and possible advantages of self-deception.