Exploring the Edges of Contemporary Poetry

2023 Ekphrastic Poetry Prize Third Place Winner: “Ode to Joe Brainard” by Apollo Beaber

Please join us in congratulating Frontier Poetry‘s Ekphrastic Poetry Prize Third Place winner, the commendable Apollo Beaber. Read his poem, selected by guest judge Steve Bellin-Oka, “Ode to Joe Brainard.”  Apollo Beaber utilizes intentional form, detailed imagery, and raw emotion…

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The 2023 Ekphrastic Poetry Prize Winners & Finalists!

Please join us in congratulating the winner of Frontier Poetry‘s Ekphrastic Poetry Prize, the talented Ryan Varadi. The team here at Frontier Poetry is beyond thankful for everyone that has submitted their work to the contest–your voice is necessary. Thank…

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Poetry: “Poster Child” by Carling McManus

Carling McManus brings us queer yearning with a thumping, rhythmic beat, accessing alliteration to bring us into an unfulfilled and all-too-familiar longing that reeks of adolescence. She writes: “I studied the figures, pictured them / shirtless, sweaty, sleeping or showering,…

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Read Our Award Winning Chapbooks

Opportunity Cost

read and download our 2021 Chapbook Contest winner

selected by Kazim Ali

// by Abby Johnson //

IN THE YEAR OF OUR MAKING & UNMAKING

read and download our 2020 Chapbook Contest winner

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

read and download our 2018 Chapbook Contest winner

selected by Joshua Roark

// by Xiao Yue Shan //

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