The judge for the competition was Paisley Rekdal, who praised McCann's book for using language in "new and exciting ways." McCann will be awarded $3,000 and publication.
Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review, Gettysburg Review, and West Branch. She teaches at Northwestern College and has worked at Milkweed Editions.
Finalists for the competition include Juliet Patterson of Minneapolis, for her collection, "Threnody."