The editors of The Adroit Journal are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2022 Adroit Prizes for Poetry & Prose, selected by Arthur Sze (poetry) and Kali Fajardo-Anstine (prose). 

The Adroit Prizes are awarded annually to two students of secondary or undergraduate status. We’re fortunate to receive exceptional work from emerging writers in high school and college, and the best of the best are recognized by the Adroit Prizes.

Winners are awarded $200, and runners-up and finalists receive a copy of their judges’ latest book. Additionally, the winners, runners-up, and finalists will be featured in our August issue, available online next week (!). We can’t wait to share the work of these fantastic student writers with you!

Until then, please join us in congratulating the students recognized by the 2022 Adroit Prizes for Poetry and Prose.

Winners: 

Ethan Luk | Poetry | Princeton University, ‘24
Nandita Naik | Fiction | Stanford University, ‘23

Runners-Up:

Natalie Jarrett | Poetry | Northwestern University, ‘23
Sofia Miller | Creative Nonfiction | Denison University, ‘25

Finalists:

Alejandro Derieux Cerezo | Poetry | University of Michigan, ‘22
Eliza Gilbert | Poetry | Vassar College, ‘25
Renny Gong | Fiction | Columbia University, ‘24
Elane Kim | Fiction | Stanford Online High School, ‘23
Daniel Liu | Creative Nonfiction | Lake Highland Preparatory School, ‘23
Daniel Liu | Poetry | Lake Highland Preparatory School, ‘23
Briana Lu | Creative Nonfiction | Southridge School, ‘23
Olga Musial | Fiction | 33 Copernicus Bilingual High School, ‘23
Isabel Prioleau | Poetry | Yale University, ‘25
Amy Wang | Poetry | Westview High School, ‘23
Caroline Wu | Fiction | Upper Arlington High School, ‘23
Eric Yip | Poetry | University of Cambridge, ‘24

Semifinalists:

Hannah Keziah Agustin | Creative Nonfiction | University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, ‘22
Darius Atefat-Peckham | Poetry | Harvard University, ‘23
Dana Blatte | Poetry | Hamilton College, ‘26
Savannah Bradley | Fiction | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ‘22
Jewel Cao | Poetry | Crofton House School, ‘22
Zelda Godsey-Kellogg | Fiction | University of Pennsylvania, ‘25
Sabrina Guo | Poetry | Syosset High School, ‘23
Lauren Hakimi | Creative Nonfiction | CUNY Hunter College, ‘22
Virginia Kane | Poetry | Kenyon College, ‘22
Sherice Kong | Fiction | Ridge High School, ‘23
Kalvin Marquiz | Poetry | Louisiana State University, ‘22
Lana Reeves | Poetry | Harvard University, ‘23
Emma Reilly | Fiction | University of Virginia, ‘24
Simone Reid | Poetry | University of Richmond, ‘23
Sofia Sears | Creative Nonfiction | University of Pennsylvania, ‘23
Yvanna Vien Tica | Poetry | Faith Academy, ‘22
Olivia Treynor | Fiction | Barnard College, ‘23
Aaron Zhang | Poetry | Lakeside School, ‘23

Commended:

Kelsie Bennett | Creative Nonfiction | New York University, ‘24
Natasha Bredle | Poetry | Turpin High School, ‘25
Christian Butterfield | Poetry | Western Kentucky University, ‘25
Jonathan Chu | Poetry | St. George’s School, ‘23
Jillian Clasky | Poetry | University of Ottawa, ‘24
Breanna Crossman | Fiction | Jericho Senior High School, ‘23
Aaliyah Daniels | Poetry | Kenyon College, ‘23
Martins Deep | Poetry | Ahmadu Bello University – Zaria, ‘22
Ella Deitz | Fiction | University of Wisconsin – Madison, ‘23
Ai Li Feng | Fiction | Thetford Academy, ‘24
Katie Grierson | Fiction | University of Redlands, ‘24
Simran Garcha | Fiction | King’s College London, ‘22
Abigail Ham | Fiction | Calvin University, ‘23
Virginia Kane | Creative Nonfiction | Kenyon College, ‘22
Andrew Kang | Poetry | Gilman School, ‘23
Megha Khemka | Fiction | Walter Payton College Preparatory School, ‘24
Jessica Kim | Poetry | La Cañada High School, ‘23
Tyler King | Poetry | Duke University, ‘25
Catherine Liu | Creative Nonfiction | Harvard University, ‘25
Christina Miles | Poetry | Brown University, ‘25
Chiu-yi Rachel Ngai | Fiction | Haas Hall Academy, ‘23
Garden Oluwakemi | Poetry | University of Maryland – College Park, ‘22
Sodïq Oyèkànmí | Poetry | University of Ibadan, ‘23
Micah Rivas | Fiction | Drew University, ‘23
Ben Togut | Poetry | Wesleyan University, ‘23
Azura Tyabji | Poetry | University of Wisconsin – Madison, ‘23
Emma Kexin Wang | Fiction | Stanford University, ‘24
Yoga Weng | Creative Nonfiction | The Branson School, ‘24
Meegan Young | Fiction | Stony Brook University, ‘23
Emma Zhang | Creative Nonfiction | Branham High School, ‘25
Zuyi Zhao | Poetry | Stanford University, ‘22

 

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Be sure to sign up for Adroit Prizes updates if you’re a high school or undergraduate student, so you don’t miss the chance to submit to the 2023 Adroit Prizes, starting in winter/spring 2023!

 

Peter LaBerge

Peter LaBerge founded The Adroit Journal in 2010, as a high school sophomore. His work appears in Crazyhorse, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review Online, Pleiades, and Tin House, among others. He is the recipient of a 2020 Pushcart Prize.

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