BA Alum Penelope Cray recently won the prestigious Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose from Pleiades Press for her book, Miracles Come On Mondays. The book will appear next year.
The judges describe the book as follows:
“These dark fractured fables tell stories of strange texture; stories about characters trying to find their way amid currents both small and large in a world in which personal and spiritual intimacy feel dangerously compromised. They are philosophical, funny, and frank. Like the fictions of Fanny Howe, Italo Calvino, and Rikki Ducornet, these stories rarely comfort. Then again, as one narrator observes, ‘When some alien sensation rises in the body, it unsettles rather than clarifies.’”
Penelope Cray was also the person who named our Read/Write Series, which she ran for a few years after taking her MFA at the New School and upon return to Rhode Island.
Read more about the book and prize here.