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The Briar Cliff Review announces 2017 contest winners

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The Briar Cliff Review literary magazine is pleased to announce the winners of its annual writing contest.

Winning entries include Jude Nutter’s “Ianua: 19 September, 2016,” for best poetry; Daniel Paul’s “The Last Sun of Kansas,” for best fiction; and Lisa Lanser Rose’s “Christmas in the Bitch’s Dollhouse,” for best creative non-fiction. These works will be featured in the upcoming 29th edition of The Briar Cliff Review, which will be released and available for purchase on April 20.

Nutter, of Minneapolis, Minn., was born in England and raised in Germany. She won the Briar Cliff Review’s poetry contest previously in 2012 with her poem, “Love like That.” Nutter is the recipient of more than 30 awards and grants, including three fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board and two McKnight Foundation Fellowships. She has published three collections, including “Pictures of the Afterlife,” “The Curator of Silence,” and “I wish I Had a Heart Like Yours, Walt Whitman,” which was won the 2010 Minnesota Book Award in poetry and was voted Poetry Book of the Year by ForeWord Review.

Paul, from Cincinnati, Ohio, has had his fiction, non-fiction and humor writing appear in the New Delta Review, Puerto Del Sol and Moon City Review, among others. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati.

Lanser Rose is an author from Palm Harbor, Fla. She has published a memoir, “For the Love of a Dog,” and the novel, “Body Sharers,” which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Best First Novel. Lanser Rose is also co-director of the Other Words literary conference, the founder of The Gloria Sirens web blog, a member of the board of the Florida Literary Arts Coalition and an adjunct writing instructor at St. Petersburg (Fla.) College. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Penn State University.

Founded in 1989, The Briar Cliff Review an eclectic literary and art magazine, published annually by the Departments of English and Writing at Briar Cliff University. Its editors are committed to nurturing writers and artists and fostering the best of both emerging and established writers and artists.

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