Exploring the Edges of Contemporary Poetry

The 2021 New Voices Contest, 3rd Place Winner: Interlocution by Syd Westley

We’re all very excited to share with you the winners of the 2021 New Voices Contest, selected by Donika Kelly. Today, we have “Interlocution” by Syd Westley. Stay tuned for our second place poem by A.D. Lauren-Abunassar next Wednesday, and…

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Exceptional Poetry From Around the Web: May 2021

Here’s a short selection, from our own Jose, of some of the best new poems that hit the web this May. These five poets, both established and emerging, deserve your attention and support—featuring work from Megan Fernandes in The American…

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Poetry: Eclipse by Nicholas Yingling

In “ECLIPSE,” a lingering memory mimics a vision of shadow and light. Like the light, like the shadow: we are always with those who’ve cared for us.   ECLIPSE We’ve tucked the skylights in, stapled the curtains to the wall.…

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Read Our Award Winning Chapbooks


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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