The 2020 Frontier OPEN — Winner and Finalists!

Congratulations to the winners of Frontier Poetry’s 2020 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 Kayleb Rae Candrilli, the winner of our $5000 prize. Kayleb’s poem will be published on March 15, and the Finalists in three parts over the following three days.



“A Marble Run” by Kayleb Rae Candrilli (coming March 15)

Kayleb Rae Candrilli is a 2019 Whiting Award Winner in Poetry and the author of Water I Won’t Touch, Copper Canyon Press 2021, All the Gay Saints, Saturnalia 2020, and What Runs Over, YesYes Books 2017. Their work is published or forthcoming in POETRY, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and many others. They live in Philadelphia with their partner.



“Cracked Logic”
by Kim Addonizio
(coming March 16)


“Original Sin”
by Elizabeth Shvarts
(coming March 16)


“Queer American”
by I.S. Jones
(coming March 16)


“Poem for Ellensburg”
by Taneum Bambrick
(coming March 17)


 Letter to My Son”
by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach
(coming March 17)


“And So You Want A Poem”
by Taylor Byas
(coming March 17)


“Teaching your Homegirl about the Root Chakra”
by Sabrina San Miguel
(coming March 18)


“Walking with My Lover to Bury Our Dead Fish”
by Remi Recchia
(coming March 18)


by Joshua Nguyen
(coming March 18)



FS Hurston
Jasmine Elizabeth Smith
Ford McDonald
Caitie Barrett
Shannon Hozinec
Chaun Ballard
Stephen Massimilla
Susan Musgrave
Kizziah Burton
John Sibley Williams
Darren J. Smart
Eduardo Martinez
Jimmy Long
Timothy McGinnis
Laura Potts
Colleen J. McElroy
Jerico Lenk
Monica Rico
Serrina Zou
Ann Sim
Jake Bailey
Alyssa Trifone
Pratima Annapurna
Susan Holm
Soren Stockman
Jared Joseph
Imani Cezanne

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