Introducing our TQ16 Contest Judges

The editors of Tupelo Quarterly are thrilled to announce that the TQ16 Prose Open Prize will be judged by Bhanu Kapil.


Bhanu Kapil is the author of five books of poetry [what resembles poetry], most recently Ban en Banlieue (Nightboat, 2016) and entre-Ban (Vallum Press, 2018). She is a professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Naropa University, and has also taught creative writing for Goddard College’s MFA for over 12 years.



The editors of Tupelo Quarterly are delighted that Jennifer Chang will judge the TQ16 Poetry Open Prize.


Jennifer Chang is the author of The History of Anonymity and Some Say the Lark, which was longlisted for the 2018 PEN Open Book Award and won the 2018 William Carlos Williams Award. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including American Poetry Review, The Nation, The New Yorker, Poetry, and A Public Space, and she has poems and essays forthcoming in New England Review, New Literary History, The New York Times, and Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian Pacific American Literature and Culture. She co-chairs the advisory board of Kundiman and teaches creative writing and literature at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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