The 2018 OPEN — Winners and Finalists!

Congratulations to the winners of Frontier Poetry’s 2018 OPEN 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 Mark Wagenaar, the winner of our $5000 prize. All finalists will be published on the 26th of March, 2nd and 3rd place on March 27th, and Mark’s poem on March 28th.



First Place

“Migrations” by Mark Wagenaar

Second Place

“Dead Reckoning” by Jude Nutter

Third Place

“Expelling Venus” by Elizabeth Oxley

Honorable Mention

“Secret Hymn” by Sam Zafris



(in no particular order)

“Via Dolorosa” by E.D. Watson
“Always, Always” by Jocelyn Williams
“Undersong – A Haibun” by Korey Williams
“jehovah” by Hillary Martin
“Thanks, Walt, for the Endless Mirrors by Which We See Ourselves” by K. Jagai
“It was not my” by Oriana Ivy

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