Category: Poetry


Poetry: Spring Rituals by Stephanie Isan

In “Spring Ritual”, the speaker negotiates themselves amidst the rituals of renewal, loss, migration and spirituality. The speaker is governed by a sense of wonder which is further exemplified by a rich menagerie of sounds and vivid imagery.   Spring…

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Poetry: Squirrel Poem by Meg Eden

In “Squirrel Poem,” the speaker comes to terms with the fate of the discarded, the squirrels on the road, the neglected graduate students. Ultimately, the speaker confronts this otherwise harsh reality: “We will make them look at us.” Squirrel Poem…

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The 2021 Industry Prize — Winners and Finalists!

Congratulations to the talented emerging poet Eduardo Martinez-Leyva, winner of the 2021 Industry Prize, and a sincere thanks to everyone who submitted. Thank you, also, for your patience while we reviewed all the extraordinary work. Eduardo Martinez-Leyva has been selected for…

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