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