Exploring the Edges of Contemporary Poetry

Poet in the Mirror: Kate Gaskin

We’re so proud to share some insight into the lives and hearts of today’s poets with our Poet In The Mirror series. This week, Kate Gaskin—author of the award winning Forever War (from YesYes Books)—shares the struggles of knowing when…

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The 2020 Award for New Poets, 2nd Place Winner: ON THE THING I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO MY HUSBAND by Samantha Samakande

We’re all very excited to share with you the winners of the 2020 Award for New Poets, selected by the stellar emerging poets Jake Skeets, Camonghne Felix, and Paige Lewis. Today, we have second place winner by Samantha Samakande. Stay…

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Poetry: Frida Kahlo, The Little Deer, 1946 by Gabriella R. Tallmadge

Gabriella R. Tallmadge’s newest work is in conversation with the 1946 work by Frida Kahlo—a devastating piece of artistry. Today’s poem dives into those arrow-fetched wounds, “what wreckage,” Gabriella finds, “such freedom.” Frida Kahlo, The Little Deer, 1946    

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Read Our Award Winning Chapbooks

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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