Exploring the Edges of Contemporary Poetry

Poetry: “Satanic Panic” by Jessica Hammack

“These ghosts / gave everything to us, two girls from West Virginia / who were starving for closeness, dead or alive.” Jessica Hammack delivers a poem that makes us want to hold our breath as we weave through the nuances…

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Poetry: “constance chan” by Hannah Polinski

“the only constant in our friendship— / she’ll block me on facebook / after we go to a movie / a month or two passes in silence / then an invite for Taiwanese food” This week, Hannah Polinski fearlessly delves into…

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2023 Award for New Poets Third Place Winner: “Free Museum Day” by Yola Gómez

Last but not least, we have the third place winner for the 2023 Award for New Poets, selected by guest judge torrin a. greathouse, “Free Museum Day” by Yola Gómez. Please join us in congratulating them on this achievement! “we…

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Read Our Award Winning Chapbooks

Opportunity Cost

read and download our 2021 Chapbook Contest winner

selected by Kazim Ali

// by Abby Johnson //


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

selected by Joshua Roark

// by Xiao Yue Shan //

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