MFA in Creative Writing candidate Lucy McKeon wins prestigious Pushcart Prize
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 was a surprise and thrill to get the news about my own writing.” She also expressed thanks to MFA professor David Groff in whose class she workshopped her winning 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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