The 2022 Hudson Prize: Finalists & Semi-Finalists

We’d like to thank all of the poets and writers who participated in the 2022 Hudson Prize. And we are pleased to announce the finalists and semi-finalists:

Fiction Finalists

Lake Effect – Hillary Behrman
The Hanged Man: Stories – Katherine Conner
The Last Knife Sharpener of Guardiaregia: Stories – Anthony D’Aries
Methods of Apparition – Monica Datta
Why Shit Is Still Like This Around Here & Probably Always Will Be – Molia Dumbleton
Lost Moons – Jason Gipstein
Highwire Act & Other Tales of Survival – JoeAnn Hart
Roadside, Creekside: Stories – Vicky Mlyniec
Inadequate Methods of Self-Preservation – Michelle Ross
Katy Family – Gemini Wahhaj

Fiction Semi-Finalists

Love the Abyss – Gessy Alvarez
Children of Crows – Aja Duncan
Hanoi Rocks Will Live Forever – Daniel Hoyt
Critical Cartography and Other Stories – Joseph Levens
Spatfall – Abby Lipscomb
Body Ghost – Linda Logan
Are You a Good Girl or a Bad Girl? – Wendy Oleson
The East Coast of Nebraska – James Reed
Out of Order – Michele Ruby
Not So Long Ago – Bill Smoot

Poetry Finalists

The Kingdom Book of Perihan – Sara Akant
They’re Not Lying When They Tell You You’ll Dream of the Dead – Mary Ardery
I Love You But I Don’t Speak Your Language – Jason Bredle
Word-Made World – Chee Brossy
Greater Ghost – Christian Collier
the swailing – Patrick Errington
Arachne’s Tapestry – Kerry James Evans
Deep Blue Odds – Lane Falcon
Story of a Pilgrim – Peter Grandbois
Syndrome – Éric Morales-Franceschini

Poetry Semi-Finalists

Dark Picnic – Eric Burger
At Risk – Teresa Cader
Bloodline – Ansley Clark
Torch or Lantern – Ann DeVilbiss
Every Little Iliad – Jean Gallagher
Ardor – Alyse Knorr
In This Distance – Brooke Sahni
The Shadow Waters – John Struloeff
Fat Heart – Sara Watson
A Pound of Cure – Edward Wilson


We will choose a winner from the pool of finalists. Stay tuned!