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Exceptional Poetry From Around the Web: October 2019

Here’s a short selection, from our own Bailey Cohen, of some of the best new poems hitting the web this September. These five poets, both established and emerging, deserve your attention and support—featuring work from: Amy Dryansky in Waxwing, Danielle…

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Poetry: Dream Bird by Erin Williamson

Erin Williamson’s “Dream Bird” is an exceptional display by a new poet: a fantasy of warriors and  feathers, of getting lost in a landscape’s leering masculinity. “This is just a dream,” the speaker says. “So real. So real.”   Dream…

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Industry Prize, 3rd Place Winner: Twelve by Olatunde Osinaike

We’re all very excited to share with you the winners of the 2019 Frontier Industry Prize, selected by Jeff Shotts, Sarah Gambito, and Kwame Dawes. Today, we have “Twelve” by Olatunde Osinaike—a lovely poem of sorrow and blades and learning…

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How Often I Have Chosen Love

read and download our 2018 Chapbook Contest winner

// by Xiao Yue Shan //


the extreme limit of understanding or achievement in a particular area

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brink, boundary, borderland

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a line between different or opposed things

// frontier poetry //

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