Award Winners

2019 Chapbook Fellowship

Darien Hsu Gee

Darien Hsu Gee is the recipient of a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center and a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Her poems, essays, and short fiction have appeared in various literary journals and anthologies, and her novels have been published by Penguin Random House. Her craft book on writing memoir won the 2015 Hawaii‘i Book Publishers’ Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award of Excellence. Darien lives and writes from the island of Hawai‘i.

Finalists

W. J. Herbert

Brian Michael Murphy


Selected by Patricia Smith