Category: Contest Winners

The Summer Poetry Award — Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists of the 2018 Frontier Summer Poetry Award and an enormous thanks to everyone who submitted. We saw an incredible number of submissions and the quality of writing was extraordinary. Thank you, also, for your patience while…

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Industry Prize Runner-Up: Polyphagia by Brian Tierney

Our Industry Prize judges were equally admirable of Brian Tierney’s poetry as they were of Gabriel Kruis’—they both tied for second place. Today we publish Tierney’s poem, “Polyphagia,” a wonderful and vulnerable meditation on the struggle of an eating disorder.…

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Frontier OPEN Finalists: Part 3 of 3

Our last finalists are three amazing poets: Ebony E. Chinn, Regina Marie, and Amanda Hawkins. So many stunners included here: the moonlight tied down, the withered claw, the stones we hold in our chests. Enjoy, share, lift up these talented…

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Frontier OPEN Finalists: Part 2 of 3

The three poets below, each finalists, express the spectrum of what is possible in poetry. Chaun Ballard takes us onto our streets, Henderson into our dreams, and Whitehead-Bust into our bodies—enjoy. The final three finalists will arrive tomorrow.   apparel…

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Frontier OPEN Finalists: Part 1 of 3

First, a sincere thank you to all the finalists for partnering with us. All of these poems deserve high praise. For Part 1, we’re sharing work by Rachel Jorgensen, Bola Opaleke, C. Mikal Oness, and Jessica Turney. The pieces are…

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