The 2022 Global Poetry Prize — Winners and Finalists!

Congratulations to the winners of our inaugural Global Poetry Prize, and thank you to everyone who submitted! We’re delighted to announce that the recipients of our $1000 prizes are Iqra Khan, Abigail Mengesha, Carlos A. Pittella, and Javier Sandoval. We’re so excited to share their work with you this April! We’d also like to offer a warm congrats to our finalists in every region.



South Asia, judged by Tarfia Faizullah

Iqra Khan

“Kohinoor: Mountain of Light”

To be published on April 4


Africa, judged by Saddiq Dzukogi

Abigail Mengesha


To be published on April 6


Europe, judged by Aria Aber

Carlos A. Pittella

“The death of Jean Charles de Menezes”

To be published on April 11


North America, judged by J. P. Dancing Bear

Javier Sandoval

“Requiem for the Ungoverned”

To be published on April 13


South Asia

Alycia Pirmohamed

Ari Mokdad

Karan Kapoor

Marco Yan

Neha Maqsood

Tariq Malik

Teja Sudhakar

Yamini Pathak

Zilka Joseph



Ajibola Tolase

Bayo Aderoju

Delight Chinenye Ejiaka

Esinam Bediako

Jamila Osman

Jarred Thompson

Samuel Ugbechie

Sara Elkamel

Thomas Kneeland



Alice White

Chloe Tsolakoglou

emet ezell

Milica Mijatovic

Milla van der Have

S K Grout

Swati Sudarsan

Vasiliki Albedo


North America

Anaïs Deal-Márquez

Bayowa Ayomide

Híl Davis

Jed Meyers

Nicole Adabunu

Sara Rivera

Serena Chopra

Sophia Hall

Stella Wong

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