Meet Our TQ19 Contest Judges

The editors of Tupelo Quarterly are thrilled to announce that Hoa Nguyen will judge our TQ19 Poetry Open Prize.


Hoa Nguyen is the author of several books of poetry, including As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice, and Violet Energy Ingots, which received a 2017 Griffin Prize nomination. As a public proponent and advocate of contemporary poetry, she has served as guest editor for The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2018 and she has performed and lectured at numerous institutions, including Princeton University, Bard College, Poet’s House, and the Banff Centre’s Writers Studio.  Born in the Mekong Delta and raised and educated in the United States, Nguyen has lived in Canada since 2011.




The editors of Tupelo Quarterly are thrilled to announce that Danielle Dutton will judge our TQ19 Prose Open Prize.



Danielle Dutton is the author of the novels Margaret the First and SPRAWL, the hybrid prose collection Attempts at a Life, and (with artist Richard Kraft) the collaborative collage project Here Comes Kitty: A Comic Opera. She teaches at Washington University in St. Louis and is co-founder and editor of the feminist press Dorothy, a publishing project.


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