Posted May 1, 2023 by omerdeuxmers
HONOLULU, Hawaii, May 1, 2023 — Deuxmers Publishing, one of Hawaii’s independent publishing houses of fiction, poetry and photography books, announced Audrey Sizemore of Arizona State University as the 2023 winner of The Liminal Scholarship.
HONOLULU, Hawaii, May 1, 2023 — Deuxmers Publishing, one of Hawaii’s independent publishing houses of fiction, poetry and photography books, announced Audrey Sizemore of Arizona State University as the 2023 winner of The Liminal Scholarship, an award established upon the publication of S. K. Kruse’s collection of short stories titled Tales From the Liminal (ISBN 978-1944521158, Deuxmers, 2021).
To compete for the scholarship, applicants submitted essays on aspects of liminality as observed in “The Stretch Motel,” one of the fifteen short stories from Tales From the Liminal. Of the many submissions, Sizemore’s essay “In Between at the Stretch Motel” was determined the winner by juror Lee Siegel.
“The author of the essay ‘In Between at the Stretch Motel’ understood the story so deeply, insightfully, sensitively, and sympathetically that her understanding provided the perfect context in which to illuminate the minds and hearts, fears and desires, of the characters in the story and to bring those characters to life,” said Siegel of the winning essay.
You can read Sizemore’s winning essay and “The Stretch Motel” at skkruse.com. Information for the 2024 Liminal Scholarship will be available August 2023.
About Audrey Sizemore
Audrey lives in St. George and is currently a student at Arizona State University, pursuing a BA in English through online study. A 16-year veteran of Starbucks, she’s a proud participant in their College Achievement Program. When Audrey is not working or studying or being a mom to her brood of five, she relaxes by reading fiction. Audrey plans to donate the monetary winnings to Utah Tech, saying, “I appreciate that writers like S. K. Kruse support other writers like me, and I want to offer the same kind of support for other students with writing aspirations.”
About Lee Siegel – deuxmers.com/authors/lee-siegel
Emeritus Professor of Religion at the University of Hawaii, has published eight novels, four non-fiction books, and a translation of Sanskrit love poetry. Siegel’s writing has earned him a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, two Residency awards at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, a Visiting Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford, and the Elliot Cades Award for Literature. Among many other titles, Siegel is the author of Love in a Dead Language, Typerotica, Horseplay, Sweet Nothings (translation, Love Poems of Amaru).
About S. K. Kruse – skkruse.com
Sandra Kaye Kruse lives in the rolling hills of the Driftless in southwest Wisconsin with her husband, the last two of their eleven children, fourteen chickens and a cat. Her writing has appeared in The Onion and Reed Magazine, has been longlisted for the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction, and has won multiple awards in the National League of American Pen Women’s “Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition.”
About Deuxmers Publishing – deuxmers.com
Founded in 2011 in Waimanalo, Hawaii, Deuxmers Publishing is an independent publisher of fiction, poetry and photography books, with a mission of preserving individual voices and visions to be made available for future generations.
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