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The 2021 New Voices Contest, 3rd Place Winner: Interlocution by Syd Westley

By Syd Westley | June 16, 2021

We’re all very excited to share with you the winners of the 2021 New Voices Contest, selected by Donika Kelly. Today, we have “Interlocution” by Syd Westley. Stay tuned for our second place poem by A.D. Lauren-Abunassar next Wednesday, and…

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The Hindi Translation of our Summer Poetry Award Winner: Heather Treseler translated by Chanchala Srivastava

By Frontier Poetry | March 30, 2021

We were so excited when Heather reached out to us to let us know that Chanchala Srivastava wanted to share a translation of her poem into Hindi. We’ve included audio files of the author and translator reading their respective pieces.…

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Frontier OPEN 2020 Finalists: Josh Nguyen, Remi Recchia, and Sabrina San Miguel

By Frontier Poetry | March 18, 2021

First, a sincere thank you to all the finalists for partnering with us. All of these poems deserve high praise. For the final Part 3, we’re sharing work by Joshua Nguyen, Remi Recchia, and Sabrina San Miguel. You can read…

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Frontier OPEN 2020 Finalists: Taylor Byas, Taneum Bambrick, & Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach

By Frontier Poetry | March 17, 2021

First, a sincere thank you to all the finalists for partnering with us. All of these poems deserve high praise. For Part 2, we’re sharing work by Taylor Byas, Taneum Bambrick, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach. Part 3 arrives tomorrow! You can…

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Frontier OPEN 2020 Finalists: Kim Addonizio, Elizabeth Shvarts, & Itiola Jones

By Frontier Poetry | March 16, 2021

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 Kim Addonizio, Elizabeth Shvarts, Itiola Jones. The pieces are diverse, arresting, and substantial,…

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Poetry: My Smile Is a Woman’s Work by Cyndie Randall

By Cyndie Randall | February 5, 2021

Cyndie Randall’s “My Smile Is a Woman’s Work” pushes, with thin restraint, into a heated critique and commentary of gender expectations. Here, we’ve been invited into the dangerously erotic “shroud of the tongue” behind a smile, a woman’s grin, with…

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Poetry: How to turn the venom into amrit̪am by Ashwini Bhasi

By Ashwini Bhasi | January 29, 2021

Ashwini Bhasi has crafted a dangerous and gripping performance of erotic ars poetica. Every poem going forward for our team is now that “hump-nosed pit viper coiled on a dowel in the dark”—spilling poison, and ready to strike.   How…

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Poetry: MONOLOGUE AT THE FRONT PEW OF AN OPERA by Nome Emeka Patrick

By Nome Emeka Patrick | January 22, 2021

Nome Emeka Patrick is so good, we’ve published him twice this month! After reading this one, make sure to check out his 3rd Place winning poem from our Award for New Poets. MONOLOGUE AT THE FRONT PEW OF AN OPERA…

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The 2020 Award for New Poets, 1st Place Winner: South Side by Taylor Byas

By Taylor Byas | January 20, 2021

We’re all very excited to share with you the 1st Place Winner of the 2020 Award for New Poets, selected by the stellar emerging poets Jake Skeets, Camonghne Felix, and Paige Lewis. Please enjoy this stunner by the incredibly talented…

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Poetry: Brother by Steven Sanchez

By Steven Sanchez | January 15, 2021

Steven Sanchez’s new work pleads with love—for preservation, for family. “Brother” plays a melancholy song, mudcracked and wilting, but not one without hope, or without beauty. The poem seeks the place inside us where the cool water of sibling love…

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