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Industry Prize Runner-Up: Polyphagia by Brian Tierney

Our Industry Prize judges were equally admirable of Brian Tierney’s poetry as they were of Gabriel Kruis’—they both tied for second place. Today we publish Tierney’s poem, “Polyphagia,” a wonderful and vulnerable meditation on the struggle of an eating disorder.…

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Poetry: Cantata by Vedran Husic

We’re always on the lookout for a great poem that uses rhyme and meter in traditional ways—Vedran Husic’s “Cantata” excels with elegant, simple rhymes. As its title suggests, the heart of the work is music, a thing for your mouth,…

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Industry Prize Winner: Dress code for an immigration interview by Kristin Chang

We are so honored to share with you all the winning poem of our Industry Prize. Kristin Chang’s “Dress code for an immigration interview” received the highest scores from judges Don Share, Nicole Sealey, and Matthew Zapruder—a well deserved recognition…

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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

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