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After much ado, Anhinga Press is proud to announce the winner of the 2016 Robert Dana Anhinga Poetry Award is To Whitey and the Cracker Jack by Hauntie, selected by Evie Shockley

HAUNTIE is a persona derived from the experiences of May Yang, a first-generation Hmong American woman. As an artist and ethnographer her writing is shaped from life within the Hmong diaspora, and the teachings of her grandmothers and aunts. Growing up in the Central Valley, she worked alongside other refugees and immigrants picking fruits and vegetables for money. She holds a B.A. in Ethnic Studies and Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego and is currently working as an art instructor. HAUNTIE is influenced by the work, art and magic of those such as Frantz Fanon, June Jordan, Octavia E. Butler, Adrian Piper, Ana Mendieta, Carrie Mae Weems, Lil' Buck and David Blaine. She believes in using the power of language to simultaneously explore and test our freedoms as human beings.

HAUNTIE is a persona derived from the experiences of May Yang, a first-generation Hmong American woman. As an artist and ethnographer her writing is shaped from life within the Hmong diaspora, and the teachings of her grandmothers and aunts. Growing up in the Central Valley, she worked alongside other refugees and immigrants picking fruits and vegetables for money. She holds a B.A. in Ethnic Studies and Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego and is currently working as an art instructor. HAUNTIE is influenced by the work, art and magic of those such as Frantz Fanon, June Jordan, Octavia E. Butler, Adrian Piper, Ana Mendieta, Carrie Mae Weems, Lil' Buck and David Blaine. She believes in using the power of language to simultaneously explore and test our freedoms as human beings.

Finalists were

A Hierarchy of Animals by Caitlin Scarano
Mend by Kwoya Fagin
Was body by Billlie Tardos
Curried English by Devi Laskar
Corpse, Song by Krysla Orlowski
Ya Te Veo by P. Scott Cunningham

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