MFA in Writing student nominated for Pushcart Prize

City College MFA in Creative Writing candidate Lucy McKeon has been nominated for a 2020 Pushcart Prize for her essay, "Of Love and Blindness.”

Since 1976, The Pushcart Prize has recognized the year’s best poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction published by small presses. McKeon’s essay was originally published in The Point literary magazine in 2019. McKeon has also published work in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Nation, and Vanity Fair. 

“I'm so grateful to my editor Rachel Wiseman and the rest of the editorial team at The Point for their work and for nominating my essay,” said McKeon, who is an editor at The New York Review of Books. “I've submitted for similar awards the work of writers I've had the pleasure of working with, and it is a thrill to receive recognition for my own writing.” She also expressed thanks to MFA professor David Groff in whose class she workshopped her nominated essay.

Currently engaged in an independent study with Emily Raboteau, the 2020-2021 Stuart Z. Katz Professor in the Humanities and the Arts, McKeon is working on her first novel and will be finishing City College's MFA program this month.

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