Jill Barnum Midwestern Heritage Prize for Literary Criticism:
No prize was awarded this year. In 2012, this will be renamed the David D. Anderson Prize for Literary Criticism.
Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize:
“Open Tuning,” Christian P. Knoeller, Purdue University
Paul Somers Prize for Creative Prose:
“A Bride of the Great War,” David Schock
David Diamond Student Writing Prize:
“Old Blue Hat,” Scott Michael Atkinson, University of Michigan-Flint