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YesYes Authors In the News

Updated: Jan 16, 2020

Check out some of the incredible things our authors are doing out in the world:

Kayleb Rae Candrilli wins a Whiting Award in Poetry!

Huge congratulations to Kayleb Rae Candrilli, who won a 2019 Whiting Award in Poetry! Here's what the selection committee had to say about What Runs Over (YesYes Books, 2017):

The most unsettling of lullabies, Kayleb Rae Candrilli’s verse memoir unfolds with savage grace as it lays bare the violence and isolation of a trans person’s coming of age. It is a dazzling addition to literature about rural childhoods. In looping imagery of animals and decay, Candrilli gives their uncompromising vision of the wages of familial love and the various ways a young person can devise their own escape. They show how language has the power to shape and to misshape the self, and their work feels as urgent and electric as a living thing.

We were stunned when we first read Candrilli's memoir in verse and we're so thrilled to see them win this honor. Thank god for Candrilli's brilliance in this world!


We're thrilled to announce that Lucian Mattison's Reaper's Milonga and Emily O'Neill's a falling knife has no handle have both been longlisted for the 2018 Julie Suk Award! It's so wonderful to see these beautiful collections thriving out in the world and in such spectacular company. Check out these two amazing collections!


Check out Emily O'Neill's wonderful essay, "Every Day is a Writing Day, With or Without an MFA," which was just included in Longreads' "MFA vs. NYC: A Reading List."


Diannely Antigua's forthcoming collection, Ugly Music, was just named Book of the Week at The Bridge. This awesome collection is available to pre-order until its May 15 Release!

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It's surprising that author Kayleb Rae Candrilli won the Whiting Prize for poetry. I appreciate his talent for writing creative and inspirational poetry. Eggy Car

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