Past Awards

Marjetica Potrc

Marjetica Potrc in conversation
with Writing Award recipients

2012–2013 Award Recipients

Raven Jackson, First Prize, Creative Response, for her poem "Mississippi," inspired by Brice Marden, Untitled #4, 1979

Thomas J. Ashley, First Prize, Critical Response, for his essay "Helmsboro Country and Me," inspired by Hans Haacke, Helmsboro Country (diptych), 1990

Andrew Williams, Second Place, Creative Response, for his photo essay "Paradise Lost & Other Scenes of Modern American Lostness," inspired by Berenice Abbott, Fulton Fish Market, 1938

2012-2013 Jury
Carin Kuoni, Director/Curator, Vera List Center for Art and Politics
Joshua Mack, member, Vera List Center Advisory Committee
Rosemary O'Neill, Associate Professor of Art History, School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons The New School for Design
Robert Polito, Director, Writing Program and MFA in Creative Writing, The New School for Public Engagement
Silvia Rocciolo, Curator, The New School Art Collection
Juliet Tarantino, student representative and candidate for MA in Anthropology at The New School for Social Research
Wendy Walters, Assistant Professor, Literary Studies, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts

For a PDF of the 2012–2013 award newspaper, please click here
or contact vlc@newschool.edu for a free hard copy.


 

2011–2012 Award Recipients

Hillary Bliss, First Prize, Critical Response, for the critical essay "Fred Wilson and the Memory of Objects," inspired by Fred Wilson, Untitled (Pride & Prejudice), 1993

Rebecca Nison, First Prize, Creative Response, for the short story "Teeth of Giants," inspired by Ann McCoy, The Four Alchemical Doors, 1992

Justin Allen, Second Prize, Creative Response, for the poem "Color Metaphor," inspired by David Hammons, African American Flag, 1989

2011–2012 Jury
Carin Kuoni, Director, Vera List Center for Art and Politics
Joshua Mack, Vera List Center Advisory Committee
Kyle Nelson, student representative and candidate for MA in Sociology at The New School for Social Research
Rosemary O'Neill, Associate Professor of Art History, School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons The New School for Design
Robert Polito, Director, Writing Program and MFA in Creative Writing, The New School for General Studies
Silvia Rocciolo, Co-curator, The New School Art Collection
Wendy S. Walters, Assistant Professor, Literary Studies, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts

For a PDF of the 2011–2012 award newspaper, please click here
or contact vlc@newschool.edu for a free hard copy.


 

2010–2011 Award Recipients

Edwin Rivera, First Prize, Creative Response, for the short story "ATONE FOR JOAN'S BONES," inspired by Adrian Piper, Let's Talk, 1992

Lenea Grace, Second Prize, Creative Response, for her poem "Pressure Drop," inspired by Robert Mangold, Frames and Ellipses, 1988

Tikva Hecht, Second Prize, Creative Response, for her short story "Bird's Eye," inspired by Whitfield Lovell, Uncle, 1990

2010–2011 Jury
Althea Hanke-Hills, MFA in Creative Writing, The New School for General Studies
Carin Kuoni, Director/Curator, Vera List Center for Art and Politics

Joshua Mack, member, Vera List Center Advisory Committee 

Rosemary O'Neill, Associate Professor of Art History, School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons The New School for Design

Robert Polito, Director, Writing Program and MFA in Creative Writing, The New School for Public Engagement

Silvia Rocciolo, Curator, The New School Art Collection

Wendy Walters, Assistant Professor of Poetry, Department of Literary Studies, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts

For a PDF of the 2010–2011 award newspaper, please click here
or contact vlc@newschool.edu for a free hard copy.


2009–2010 Award Recipients
Carmella Laughlin, First Prize, Creative Response, for the poem "KIT KAT," in response to Kara Walker, Event Horizon, 2005

Carly Dintaman, First Prize, Critical Response, for the text "Tseng Kwong Chi: Alienated Tourist," in response to Tseng Kwong Chi, Disneyland, Calfornia, 1979

Dorothy Krajewski, Second Prize, Creative Response, for the text "Foreclosure," in response to Elaine Reichek, Gauguin at the Harmonium, 1986

2009–2010 Jury Members
Neil Gordon, Dean, Eugene Lang The New School for Liberal Arts
Carin Kuoni, Director, Vera List Center for Art and Politics
Joshua Mack, Vera List Center Advisory Committee
Rosemary O'Neill, Associate Professor of Art History, School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons The New School for Design
Robert Polito, Director, MFA Creative Writing Program, The New School
Silvia Rocciolo, Co-curator, The New School Art Collection
Tess Drahman, MA in Media Studies, The New School for General Studies

For a PDF of the 2009–2010 award newspaper, please click here
or contact vlc@newschool.edu for a free hard copy. 

 


 

2007–08 Award Recipients
Julia Hermannsdottir, First Prize, Creative Response, for "The Butcher," a short story based on Rirkrit Tiravanija’s Untitled (1993)

Hannes Steen Thornhammar, First Prize, Critical Response, for an untitled text on Earl Staley’s Triumph of Bacchus (1983)

Brandon Johnson, Second Prize, Creative Response, for the poem "Warriors," based on Marjetica Potrc’s Warriors (2001)

Kyle Garson, Second Prize, Critical Response, for an untitled text on Rachel Harrison’s Perth Amboy (2001)

Nicole Dular, Honorable Mention, Creative Response, for the text "Somewhere Between," based on Rudolf Schwarzkogler’s untitled photograph (1965-1966)

Veronica Cassidy, Honorable Mention, Critical Response, for a text on Event Horizon (2005) by Kara Walker

2007–08 Jury Members
Neil Gordon, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Carin Kuoni, Director, Vera List Center for Art and Politics
Joshua Mack, Vera List Center Advisory Committee; TimeOut, Modern Painters
Rosemary O'Neill, Assistant Dean for Faculty, Parsons The New School for Design
Robert Polito, Director, Writing Program and MFA in Creative Writing, The New School
Silvia Rocciolo, The New School Art Collection
 
For a pdf of the 2007–08 award newspaper, please click here
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David Wojnarowicz

Tommy's Illness by
 David Wojnarowicz (1987)

2006–07 Award Recipients
Samuel Holleran, First Prize, Creative Response, for an untitled poem on Tommy's Illness (1987) by David Wojnarowicz

Kathleen Stupp, Second Prize, Creative Response, for "Process Pieces And Snacks," a poem based on Wayne Thiebaud's Large Sucker (1967)

Amelia Granger, Third Place, Creative Response, for "Notation," a poem based on Wayne Thiebaud’s Large Sucker (1967)

2006–07 Jury Members
Carin Kuoni, Director, Vera List Center for Art and Politics
Deborah Landau, MFA Creative Writing Program, The New School [through 2006]
Rosemary O'Neill, Assistant Dean for Faculty, Parsons The New School for Design
Robert Polito, Director, Writing Program and MFA in Creative Writing, The New School
Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Parsons The New School for Design and Parkett magazine, New York Silvia Rocciolo, The New School Art Collection

For a pdf of the 2006–07 award newspaper, please click here
or contact vlc@newschool.edu for a free hard copy.


Kara Walker 2

Kara Walker gives talk
to Writing Award recipients

2005–06 Award Recipients
Chris Bettison, First Prize, Critical Response, for a text on Event Horizon (2005) by Kara Walker

Jill Dearman, First Prize, Creative Response, for the short story "Queen of the Merge" on Tommy’s Illness (1987) by David Wojnarowicz

Timothy Chapman, Second Prize, Critical Response, for a text on Untitled (from: On the Bowery portfolio, 1971) by Cy Twombly

Michael Quattrone, Second Prize, Creative Response, for a poem inspired by Event Horizon (2005) by Kara Walker

2005–06 Jury Members
Carin Kuoni, Director, Vera List Center for Art and Politics
Deborah Landau, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, The New School Writing Program
Rosemary O’Neill, Assistant Dean for Faculty, Parsons The New School for Design
Robert Polito, Director, Writing Program and MFA in Creative Writing, The New School
Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, faculty member, Parsons The New School for Design, and Senior U.S. Editor, Parkett magazine

For a pdf of the 2005–06 award newspaper, please click here
or contact vlc@newschool.edu for a free hard copy.


2004–05 Award Recipients
Rebecca Greenberg, First Prize, Creative Response, for “Stellar Heritage,” on Kara Walker’s mural Event Horizon (2005)

Maya Weimer, First Prize, Critical Response, for “Untitled,” on Kara Walker’s mural Event Horizon (2005)

Andrea Aversa, Second Prize, Critical Response, for “Untitled,” on Kara Walker’s mural Event Horizon (2005)

Kim Hafner, Third Prize, Critical Response, for “Untitled,” on Elaine Reichek’s print Gauguin at the Harmonium in his Underwear (1986) and Miwa Yanagi’s photograph A Transient World, 2F (1997)

2004–05 Jury Members
Gabriella De Ferrari, author and member of the Board of Trustees, The New School
Carin Kuoni, Director, Vera List Center for Art and Politics
Deborah Landau, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, The New School Writing Program
Rosemary O’Neill, Assistant Dean for Faculty, Parsons The New School for Design
Robert Polito, Director, Writing Program and MFA in Creative Writing, The New School
Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, faculty member, Parsons The New School for Design, and Senior U.S. Editor, Parkett magazine