“15 Rounds”: Winner of The Offbeat’s CNF Contest!

So I’m really excited about this one! My lyric essay “15 Rounds” won The Offbeat’s 2016 Creative Nonfiction Competition. The essay is structured as a round (inspired by Gwendolyn Brooks’s poem “We Real Cool”) and combines several threads (meditations on the number 15, memories of myself at 15, and the 15 minute rounds we do at work). It is one of my favorite pieces I’ve written, and I am so honored that The Offbeat selected me as their winner.

“15 Rounds” is in Volume 17, Fall 2016, and can be ordered here:  http://offbeat.msu.edu/purchase/

And, even if you’re not interested in my essay, check out the magazine anyway. It’s a wonderfully quirky, brilliant collection of some phenomenal writing (mine doesn’t come close to some of the pieces there!)

 

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2 thoughts on ““15 Rounds”: Winner of The Offbeat’s CNF Contest!

  1. Just heard about this and ordered the volume — looking forward to reading your piece! (Hi, you don’t know me, probably, but I was a guest sitting in on your CNF workshop group one day last May; and I’m starting in the CNF program this May.) — JoAnne L.

    • JoAnne–Yes, I remember you. Welcome to the program! Let me know if you have any questions, or anything about Spalding! I will be at residency some in May–one of the best parts of the program is that alums get to come back in the Spring for homecoming.

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