The 2023 Hudson Prize: Finalists & Semi-Finalists

We’d like to thank all of the poets and writers who participated in the 2023 Hudson Prize. And we are pleased to announce the finalists and semi-finalists:


They’re Not Lying When They Tell You You’ll Dream of the Dead – Mary Ardery
At Risk – Teresa Cader
Next Door & Others – Patrick Cantrell
Devil Music – Charlie Clark
Whish – Jackie Craven
Extinction Debt – Cole Depuy
Septimania – Joanne Diaz
Deep Blue Odds – Lane Falcon
We Carry Smoke and Paper – Melody Gee
Scream Queen – Jeremy Griffin
The Sea and the Residency Permit – Eva Heisler
A Miscellany of True & Verifiable Tales of Passion, Ecstasy, Treachery, Deceit & Occasional Malice – Matthew Lansburgh
After Dark: New & Selected Poems – Daniel Lusk
Marriage And – Gary McDowell
Hortensia, in Winter – Megan Merchant
Browsing the Apocalypse Record Shop – John A. Nieves
Departures – Adam Peterson
Remnant – Craig van Rooyen
When They Really Get to Know You They Will Run – Gage Saylor
The Bamboo Wife – Leona Sevick
If it’s True It Must Also Be Beautiful and Other Stories – Jacqueline St. Joan


Strange & Unshining – Asnia Asim
Bodies of Other Women – Allison Field Bell
Show Me the Bells – Xochiquetzal Candelaria
Hospitality Lessons for the Dying – Matt Cashion
Burial Fragments – Keith Ekiss
Postrock – Bradley J. Fest
Mother + Church – Kelly Fordon
Heavy Metal Nursing – Scott Frey
Please Don’t Feed the Philosophers – Andrew Gretes
Salt Folk – Ryan Habermeyer
The Conditions – Jacob Griffin Hall
Evening Houses – Hunt Hawkins
My Prisoner & Other Stories – Tyler McAndrew
Stereo Instructions: A Guide for the Continuously Bereaved – M.D. McIntyre
Answer with Hunger – Stacy Boe Miller
Essential Black – John Minczeski
Dead Ringer – Kristin Robertson
In This Distance – Brooke Sahni
Opposition Force – Fred Schmalz
Charts (For the End of Days) – Alan Soldofsky
Playing With The Jew – Ava Nathaniel Winter
Katy Perry, Pray for Us – Geoff Wyss


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