Exploring the Edges of Contemporary Poetry

New Voices Contest, 1st Place Winner: Small and Personal by Donte Collins

Of the 2022 New Voices Contest first place winner, the judge José Olivarez states, “Donte Collins’s poem SMALL & PERSONAL has a magnetic voice. There’s no hesitation here: the poem moves from questions of violence to 10th grade civics to love…

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New Voices Contest, 2nd Place Winner: Anything You Can Find in the World You Can Find in the Body by Ae Hee Lee

Of the 2022 New Voices Contest second place winner, the judge José Olivarez states, “Ae Hee Lee’s poem Anything You Can Find in the World You Can Find in the Body is a beautiful poem. Look at the way a…

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New Voices Contest, 3rd Place Winner: My Name Means Pearl by Megan Kim

Of the 2022 New Voices Contest third place winner, the judge José Olivarez states, “Megan Kim’s poem MY NAME MEANS PEARL is anthemic. Play this one in the club after someone stupid and lustful whispers in your ear that your…

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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

// by Xiao Yue Shan //

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