Winners

2016 Hackney Literary Award Winners

2016 Novel: Annabel Thomas, Ashley OH – Theona of the Bees

2016 National Story
1. Laine Cunningham, Hillsborough NC – Eating Words
2. Alexandra Upton, Milton MA – Loch Ness
3. Richard Rook, Sheldonville MA – Tiernan’s Last Stand

2016 National Poetry
1. Bracha K. Sharp, Riverdale NY – Tender
2. Cainon Leeds, Stratford IA – Helga
3. Dannye Powell, Charlotte NC – Chains

2016 State Story
1. Mary Palmer, Mobile AL – The Concrete Block Wall
2. Sylvia Williams Dodgen, Orange Beach AL – Disengaged
3. Carolynne Scott, BIrmingham AL – Shall We Dance

2016 State Poetry
1. Tina Mozelle Braziel, Remlap AL – Known By Salt
2. Matthew Layne, Irondale AL – The Comoving Distance of the Peach in Cosmological Equations
3. Irene Latham, Birmingham AL – When the World Learned to Drive

2015 Hackney Literary Award Winners

2015 Novel: J. A. Bernstein, Duluth MN – Gleanings

2015 National Story
1. Emily Franklin, Newton MA – Qualities of a Modern Farmer
2. S. J. MacLean, Danville CA – Thirty and Out
3. Marc Stone, Miami FL – Jury Pool

2015 National Poetry
1. Ravi Shankar, Providence RI – Zen in Hollywood
2. Xochitl Luna, Tustin CA – Lightning-catcher
3. Eileen Malone, Daly City CA – Whale Watching Guy

2015 State Story
1. Beth Hamer Miles, Vestavia AL – Crowd Control
2. Stephen Edmondson, Homewood AL – The Ring and the Gypsy
3. Ben Thompson, Hoover AL – Blue Collar and a Short Chain

2015 State Poetry
1. George Sawaya, Hoover AL – Apology to the Bluebird
2. Frank Dawson, Irondale AL – Autumn Reverie
3. Matthew Layne, Irondale AL – Miracle Strip

2014 Hackney Literary Award Winners

2014 Novel: Russell Working, Oak Park IL – Red Corner

2014 National Story
1. Celine Keating, New York NY – Home
2. Kathleen Ford, Charlottesville VA – Saskatchewan
3. Maggie Kast, Chicago IL – The Hate That Chills

2014 National Poetry
1. Vivian Shipley, New Haven CT – Foxfire
2. Dannye Romine Powell, Charlotte NC – Once There Was a Season
3. Susan Thomas, New York NY – Remains

2014 State Story
1. Van Newell, Birmingham AL – The Saturday Night Live Suicides
2. Stephen Edmondson, Birmingham AL – The Summer of The RC Coupon
3. David Roberts, Birmingham AL – A Good Vet

2014 State Poetry
1. John Saad, Birmingham AL – Southbound
2. Gail Gehiken, Irvington AL – Silk Ribbon Roses
3. Tina Mozelle Braziel, Remlap AL – Central State

2013 Hackney Literary Award Winners

2013 Novel: Glenn Skwerer, Watertown MA

2013 National Story
1. Zachariah Barry, Roca NE
2. James Waller, Falls Church VA
3. Marie Hulme, Weston CT

2013 National Poetry
1. Joan Kantor, Collinsville CT
2. Joseph Milosch, Poway CA
3. George Amabile, Winnipeg MB

2013 State Story
1. Steve Coleman, Birmingham AL
2. Brooke Bullman, Huntsville AL
3. Carolynne Scott, Birmingham AL

2013 State Poetry
1. James Mersmann, Birmingham AL
2. Irene Latham, Birmingham AL
3. Shelly Stewart, Birmingham AL

2012 Hackney Literary Award Winners

2012 Novel: Kurt Kamm, Malibu CA

2012 National Story
1. Thomas McConnell, Spartanburg SC
2. Robert Saul, Amherst MA
3. Peter Delevett, San Jose CA

2012 National Poetry
1. Karen Bowden, Phoenix AZ
2. Katherine Elwevar, Sonora CA
3. Dannye Romine Powell, Charlotte NC

2012 State Story
1. Lee Smith, Birmingham AL
2. Sylvia Dodgen, Orange Beach AL
3. Merry Lewis, Birmingham AL

2012 State Poetry
1. Tyler Dennis, Birmingham AL
2. Sue Scalf, Prattville AL
3. Paul Morris, Tuscumbia AL

2011 Hackney Literary Award Winners

2011 Novel: John Mort, Smithville, MO

2011 National Story
1. Danny Thomas, Winston-Salem NC
2. Christine Denkewalter, Talkeetna AK
3. Mara Buck, Windsor ME

2011 National Poetry
1. Sierra Nelson, Seattle WA
2. Lois Parner Edstrom, Coupeville WA
3. Donald Levering, Santa Fe NM

2011 State Story
1. Adrienne Yvonne Norton, Birmingham AL
2. Jennifer Pitts Adair, Athens AL
3. Larry Smith, Falkville AL

2011 State Poetry
1. Emily Grimes-Henderson, Pinson AL
2. Jane Trechsel, Birmingham AL
3. Gail Gehlken, Irvington AL

2010 Hackney Literary Award Winners

2010 Novel: Ed Davis, Yellow Springs, OH

2010 National Story
1. Scott Kauffman, Irvine CA
2. Cary Groner, El Sobrante CA
3. Beryl W. Zerwer, Chicago IL

2010 National Poetry
1. W.F. Lantry, Washington DC
2. Vivian Shipley, North Haven CT
3. Dannye Romine Powell, Charlotte NC

2010 State Story
1. Wayne Greenhaw, Montgomery AL
2. Thomas Dennis, Irondale AL
3. Jennifer Pitts Adair, Athens AL

2010 State Poetry
1. Laura Davenport, Birmingham AL
2. Halley Cotton, Ashville AL
3. Marianne Alfano Dreyspring, Birmingham AL

2009 Hackney Literary Award Winners

2009 Novel: Erik Sakariassen

2009 National Story
1. Barbara Crane, Long Beach CA
2. Anthony Hall Seed, Frankfort IL
3. James Richard Sheffield, San Angelo TX

2009 National Poetry
1. Ed Frankel, Los Angeles CA
2. R. T. Smith, Fairfield VA
3. Jill Beauchesne, Missoula MT

2009 State Story
1. Erin K. Sullivan, Tuscaloosa AL
2. Charlie Peters, Birmingham AL
3. Kerry Reid, Jackson AL

2009 State Poetry
1. Sue Scalf, Prattville AL
2. Maria E. Vargas, Birmingham AL
3. Alicia Clavell, Birmingham AL

2008 Hackney Literary Award Winners

2008 Novel: Sandra Kolankiewicz, Marietta OH

2008 National Story
1. Jason Wiener, Somerville MA
2. Deirdra McAfee, Richmond VA
3. Ben Norwood, Franklin TN

2008 National Poetry
1. Gladys Poppy Perez-Bashier, Brooklyn NY
2. Jeannine Dobbs, Merrimack NH
3. Cassondra Windwalker, Fort Collins CO

2008 State Story
1.Claire Burgess, Homewood AL
2.Marlin Barton, Montgomery AL
3.Thomas Tucker, Birmingham AL

2008 State Poetry
1. James Mersmann, Columbiana AL
2. Sue Scalf, Prattville AL
3. Mary Evelyn Hollaway, Birmingham AL

2007 Hackney Literary Award Winners

2007 Novel: Lauren Wolk, Centerville, MA

2007 National Story
1. Elinathan Ohiomoba, Iowa City IA
2. Valya Dudyez Lupescu, Chicago IL
3. Andrea Scrima, Berlin, Germany

2007 National Poetry
1. Vivian Shipley, North Haven CT
2. Ellen Deitz Tucker, Monterey CA
3. Lois Parker Edstrom, Coupeville WA

2007 State Story
1. Wayne Greenhaw, Montgomery AL
2. Thomas Tucker, Birmingham AL
3. Charlene Redick, Montgomery AL

2007 State Poetry
1. Gail Gehlken, Irvington AL
2. Sue Scalf, Prattville AL
3. T. Mozelle Harris, Birmingham AL