Arianne Ayu Alizio was selected as the winner of the Fourth Annual Brannan Prize by Judge Daniel Borzutzky. On Alizio’s works, Borzutzky writes:
These Brannan Prize winning poems are awesome! Visually, they are surprising, innovative and evocative; their shapes are brilliant containers that emit the energies and drives and desires that the poems communicate. The lines are poignant, rich, and memorable (“until I’m ancient again / until I’ve been here before”…. “give me your sharpest penance and not lollipop reinforcements.”) !&#@!! These are challenging, fun, powerful poems and I’m excited to see what’s next for our author whose vision and spirit will surely delight and inspire readers.