Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award Nominations
2022 NOMINATIONS are listed below. Please visit the Winners tab for a list of 2020 & 2021 award recipients.
Nominations: • Bearing Witness: Southern Visual Elegies, Jason Bouldin, Oxford, Mississippi • The Space Between, Adrienne Brown-David, Water Valley, Mississippi • Victory Dance II, Earl Dismuke, Oxford, Mississippi • Recent Paintings, Thomas Goodman, Carrollton, Mississippi • Wonderings and Wanderings, Mary Hardy, Ocean Springs, Mississippi • Recent Oil Paintings, Richard Kelso, Jackson, Mississippi • Over and Under, Carlyle Wolfe Lee, Oxford, Mississippi • Garden Boats for Osage Park, Jennifer Torres, Hattiesburg, Mississippi • Mississippi Shade, Claire Whitehurst, Ridgeland, Mississippi
Nominations: • Hold Nothing Back, Ashleigh Burke Coleman, Ackerman, Mississippi • Recent Portraits, Ann Dinwiddie Madden, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi • Facing Mississippi and Each Other, Milly West, Oxford, Mississippi • Earth, D'Artagnan Winford, Brandon, Mississippi
Nominations: • The Algorithm of I, Jack Crocker, Silver City, New Mexico • Mister Toebones, Brooks Haxton, Syracuse, New York • Come Clean, Joshua Nguyen, Oxford, Mississippi • How to Read: Poems, Thomas Richardson, Columbus, Mississippi • A Way of Looking, Jianqing Zheng, Greenwood, Mississippi
Music Composition (Classical)
Nominations: • Arkansas Vignettes, Joe L. Alexander, Tuscaloosa, Alabama • khoral(e) diagrams, Michael Gardiner, Oxford, Mississippi • Burning the Wicker Man, Julie Giroux, Madison, Mississippi • Where Beauty Persists, Steve Rouse, Louisville, Kentucky • Psalm 23, Steve Rouse, Louisville, Kentucky • Liberation Rangers, Steve Rouse, Louisville, Kentucky • Five Mississippi Rush, Clifton Taylor, Starkville, Mississippi
Youth Literature Nominations: • From Here to There: Inventions That Changed the Way the World Moves, Gilbert Ford, Brooklyn, New York • Scooter Mouse Finds Christmas, Alice Rhea Mitchell, Magnolia, Mississippi • Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas, Ridgeland, Mississippi • Kiss and Repeat, Heather Truett, Olive Branch, Mississippi •We Are All Under One Wide Sky, Deborah Wiles, Tucker, Georgia
Nominations: • She Wouldn't Change a Thing, Sarah Adlakha, Ocean Springs, Mississippi • The Heathens: A Quinn Colson Novel, Ace Atkins, Oxford, Mississippi • Shoot the Moonlight Out, William Boyle, Oxford, Mississippi • John and Mary Margaret, Susan Cushman, Memphis, Tennessee • The House Uptown, Melissa Allee Ginsburg, Oxford, Mississippi • The Age of Discovery and Other Stories, Becky Hagenston, Starkville, Mississippi • The Killing Hills, Chris Offutt, Oxford, Mississippi • Nick, Michael Farris Smith, Oxford, Mississippi • The Siren, Katherine St. John, Sandy Springs, Georgia
Nominations: • Fiddle Tunes from Mississippi: Commercial and Informal Recordings, 1920-2018, Harry Bolick, Hopewell Junction, New York (written with Tony Russell) • Rulers of the SEC: Ole Miss and Mississippi State, 1959-1966, James R. Crockett, Madison, Mississippi • A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape, W. Ralph Eubanks, Washington, D.C. • Land of Milk and Money: The Creation of the Southern Dairy Industry, Alan I. Marcus, Mississippi State, Mississippi • Maverick Gardeners: Dr. Dirt and Other Determined Independent Gardeners, Felder Rushing, Jackson, Mississippi • Colonial Mississippi: A Borrowed Land, Christian Pinnen and Charles Weeks, Jackson, Mississippi • The Mississippi Gulf Coast Seafood Industry: A People's History, Deanne Love Stephens, Biloxi, Mississippi • When Evil Lived In Laurel: The "White Knights" and the Murder of Vernon Dahmer, Curtis Wilkie, Oxford, Mississippi
Nominations: • A Sportsman's Journey, Donald C. Jackson, Starkville, Mississippi • The Recovered Life of Isaac Anderson, Alicia K. Jackson, Lookout Mountain, Georgia • 60: A Year of Sports, Race and Politics, Robert Khayat, Oxford, Mississippi • Dear William, David Magee, Oxford, Mississippi • The Mama Chronicles, Teresa Nicholas, Jackson, Mississippi • A Quantum Life: My Journey from the Streets to the Stars, Hakeem Oluyesi, Fairfax, Virginia
Music Composition (Contemporary)
Nominations: • Flatlands, Scott Coopwood (The Bobalows), Cleveland, Mississippi • The Girls Are Back in Town, Chapel Hart, New Orleans, Louisiana • 662, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Clarksdale, Mississippi • Never Too Late to Call, Paul Thorn, Plantersville, Mississippi
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