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Announcing the Winner of Slope's 17th Annual Book Prize - BJ Soloy


We’re excited to announce the winner of the 17th Annual Slope Editions’ Book Prize, picked by the luminous Ocean Vuong, is Our Pornography & other disaster songs by BJ Soloy.

We’ll publish Our Pornography & other disaster songs because, as Ocean writes, “Our Pornography is a crystalline, dusky and charmingly stubborn American text whose power rests in its desire to complicate linear time into a constellation of epicenters. This myriad-voiced long poem embraces the detritus and paraphernalia of its moment, and ushers it all, like a river carrying the grit and sparkle, truth and secrets of its undertows, toward a future not yet accounted for because the present still promises discovery. And what discoveries here in these staccato and ruptured lines that, despite everything, find a way to offer the world anew.”

Keep your eyes peeled for BJ’s collection in 2019!

Our full list of finalists includes:

  • MAIDS by Abby Frucht

  • You, Siphon by Kerry Banazek

  • Glorious Veils of Diane by Rainie Oet

  • Dead Sister by Brian Whalen

  • When I say wife by Hallie Wiederholt

  • Lilly of the Valley by Ines Pujos

  • Parallaxis by Michael Flatt

  • Blow by Mag Gabbart