Category: Poetry

Poetry: Night Psalms by Alyson Kissner

Alyson Kissner’s “Night Psalms” speaks with piercing, prophetic brevity. “Ask me,” the speaker begs, and invites us into a question that the poem allows to expand like darkness within its numbered framework.  Night Psalms 1 Let there be light, He…

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Poetry: revolutionary recipe by Aida Bardissi

Inviting us into an anthem toward abundance, Aida Bardissi writes with unmatched lushness. “revolutionary recipe” is a slow feast, asking us to consider love and all the defiant ways it might nourish and sustain us, with “one fist in air,…

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2022 OPEN Finalists: Part 3 of 3

Thank you for joining us on the journey through the OPEN winners! You can find Yi Wei’s winning poem here, Part 1 of the finalists here, and Part 2 here. For Part 3, we’re sharing work by Adedayo Agarau, Amy…

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2022 OPEN Finalists: Part 2 of 3

Thank you for joining us on the journey through the OPEN winners! You can find Yi Wei’s winning poem here, and Part 1 of the finalists here. For Part 2, we’re sharing work by Kiki Nicole, Chelsea Dingman, and Shakeema…

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2022 OPEN Finalists: Part 1 of 3

First, a sincere thank you to all the finalists for partnering with us. It’s such an honor to celebrate your poems. You can find Yi Wei’s winning poem here. For Part 1, we’re sharing work by Grace MacNair, jason b.…

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2022 Frontier OPEN Winner: Diction by Yi Wei

Join us in celebrating this poem by Yi Wei, winner of the 2022 Frontier OPEN! Questioning language and the poem itself–through intimacies, questions of race, power, and perception, and the syntaxes of everyday life in the speaker’s community–“Diction” is a…

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