Exploring the Edges of Contemporary Poetry

Poetry: Night Psalms by Alyson Kissner

Alyson Kissner’s “Night Psalms” speaks with piercing, prophetic brevity. “Ask me,” the speaker begs, and invites us into a question that the poem allows to expand like darkness within its numbered framework.  Night Psalms 1 Let there be light, He…

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The 2022 Nature & Place Prize — Winners and Finalists!

Congratulations to the winners of our inaugural Nature & Place Prize, and thank you to everyone who submitted! We’re delighted to announce that Anna Newman has been selected for the $3000 prize by our amazing judge, Amaud Johnson. Dan Barton…

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Poetry: A Bird in Blue by Meghan Kemp-Gee

We love the daring of a condensed poem, and Meghan Kemp-Gee’s “A Bird in Blue” is condensed yet complex. Its sharp turns convey transformation, opening a world inside its ten lines. A Bird in Blue On the wire, one says,…

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Opportunity Cost

read and download our 2021 Chapbook Contest winner

selected by Kazim Ali

// by Abby Johnson //


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selected by Carl Phillips

// by Frederick Speers //

Shadow Black

read and download our 2019 Chapbook Contest winner

selected by Jericho Brown

// by Naima Tokunow //

How Often I Have Chosen Love

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// by Xiao Yue Shan //

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