The Award for New Poets — Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of Frontier Poetry’s Award for New Poets and an enormous thanks to everyone who submitted. Thank you, also, for your patience while we reviewed all the extraordinary work. A BIG round of applause to the following three poets, whose work we will publish on Frontier Poetry, selected by Victoria Chang. Kirk Schlueter, our winner, will receive the $3000 prize. Second and Third place will receive $300 and $200 respectively. The poems will be published on the 26, 27, and 28th of December.


WINNERS selected by Victoria Chang

First Place

“The Anorexic’s Aubade” by Kirk Schlueter

Second Place

“Heart postpartum” by Cara Waterfall

Third Place

“Self-Portrait No. 5 (Phoenix and Lullabies)” by Cynthia Manick



“Saltville” by Hannah King

“Ode to Phantoms” by Khaty Xiong

“After the Miscarraige” by Jacob Nelson

“Construction” by Meghann Plunkett

“Hummingbirds” by Yaccaira Salvatierra

“Purple Forbidden Enclossure” by Monica Ong

“A Bird Bath” by Hilda Weiss

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