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Poetry: LAY ME ON THE TABLE + PUT FLOWERS IN MY MOUTH by Matt Mitchell

Through beauty, benevolence, and brazenness, Matt Mitchell’s “LAY ME ON THE TABLE + PUT FLOWER IN MY MOUTH,” reminds us that home is always around the corner even when we least expect it, even in the “crowning bulb of blood…

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In Class With Professor Cole Swensen, Professor of Literary Arts at Brown University

A primary mission of Frontier is to provide high quality resources and practical help for serious poets—so we’ve been reaching out to poetry professors to help give clarity to this strange journey and stranger craft. This month, we got the…

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2019 Award for New Poets, 1st Place Winner: [X][Y] / [X][X] by Golden

This is it! The winner of the 2019 Frontier Industry Prize of $3000—selected by Eve L. Ewing, Kaveh Akbar, and Ocean Vuong: Golden’s “[X][Y] / [X][X]”. An incredible feat of new form and innovative lines, the poem throttles you in…

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How Often I Have Chosen Love

read and download our 2018 Chapbook Contest winner

// by Xiao Yue Shan //

fron·tier

the extreme limit of understanding or achievement in a particular area

// definition //

fron·tier

brink, boundary, borderland

// synonyms //

fron·tier

a line between different or opposed things

// frontier poetry //

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