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2024 “(Not) In Love” Tanka Challenge Third Place Winner: “Seeds of Sorrow” By Rina Malagayo Alluri

Join us in congratulating the Third Place Winner of Frontier Poetry‘s 2024 “(Not) In Love” Tanka Challenge, Rina Malagayo Alluri. Read their imagistic tanka, “Seeds of Sorrow,” below.  This tanka was chosen for its ability to evoke a vivid image…

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Welcome to LINE LEVEL: Craft Lessons from Poets of Color, a monthly column in which writer, editor, and educator Joanna Acevedo zooms in on an element of craft from the work of BIPOC poets. LINE LEVEL unfolds in three parts:…

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Poetry: “Luquillo Entre las Nubes” by Roxanne Cardona

“Do not be fooled / by this impenetrable face. / I am origin,” writes Roxanne Cardona in her poem, “Luquillo Entre las Nubes.” There is a timeless, ancient feel to these tercets, and Cardona manipulates her voice into the specific…

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Opportunity Cost

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How Often I Have Chosen Love

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