The 2021 Frontier OPEN — Winner and Finalists!

Congratulations to the winners of Frontier Poetry’s 2021 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 Chaun Ballard, the winner of our $5000 prize. Chaun’s poem will be published on October 4 next week, and the Finalists in three parts over the following three days.


 

WINNER

“Fireworks” by Chaun Ballard (coming October 4)

Chaun Ballard is an affiliate editor for Alaska Quarterly Review, an affiliate reader for Ruminate Magazine, assistant poetry editor for Terrain.org, a graduate of the MFA Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and a doctoral student of poetry. Chaun Ballard’s chapbook, Flight, was the winner of the 2018 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize and is published by Tupelo Press. His poems have appeared in Narrative Magazine, Rattle, The New York Times, Terrain.org, Tupelo Quarterly, and other literary magazines. Chaun is the recipient of a 2019 Alaska Literary Award. His work has received nominations for Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and Pushcart Prizes.


 

Finalists

“TO THE LANDLORD WHO CASUALLY MENTIONED RACISM DOES NOT HAPPEN IN A POPULAR CITY OF A COLONIZER COUNTRY”
by Sneha Subramanian Kanta
(coming October 5)

 

“Jokes Only Asexuals Will Understand {Click Link to Open New Page”
by Kelly Weber
(coming October 5)

 

“For Once: Six Cygnets”
by Christiane Jacox
(coming October 5)

 

“Ekphrastic for Missing Bosch Figure”
by Emma De Lisle
(coming October 6)

 

“The Origin of Fish”
by Natalie Dunn
(coming October 6)

 

“WATTUPDOE!!!”
by Raphael Jenkins
(coming October 6)

 

“Zuihitsu Catalogue of Hungers and Hopes”
by Heidi Seaborn
(coming October 7)

 

“6 women are murdered/man murders 6 women”
by Kimberly Nguyen
(coming October 7)

 

“Hydrant Ode”
by Shaina Phenix
(coming October 7)


 

Longlist

Aaron Shapiro
Abigail McFee
Amanda Dettmann
Ann-Marie Blanchard
April Poole
Ashia Ajani
Ashley Somwaru
B. Fulton Jennes
Ben Altman
Brooke Hall
Chris Speckman
Craig Brandis
David Prather
Ellora Sutton
Gina Lee
Hsu Tai Lo
Jason Ranek
Jill Divine
Jonathan Mundell
Junious Ward
K. Iver
Karissa Chouinard
Katherine Gaffney
Marcus Wicker
Mary Moore
Max Arvo
Maya Phillips
Michael Reyes
Miriam Grossman
Nick Rattner
Nome Emeka Patrick
Patrick Stevens
R. Sam Ross
Rebecca Levi
Robert Julius
Sandra Fees
Sherah Bloor
Shreya Khullar
Simone Person
Sophie de Beistegui
T. J. McLemore
Taneesh Kaur
Tim Tim Cheng
Travis Mossotti
Trevor Ketner
Vince Gotera
Winniebell Xinyu Zong
Zahra Axinn

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