Finalists

Our fifty poets for the 2021 anthology appear below. Please join us in congratulating them!

  • Mary Ardery, “Fourth Grade Soundtrack”
  • Bryce Berkowitz, “Microwaving Sub Sandwiches in the Trailer”
  • Kyle Carrero Lopez, “After Abolition”
  • huiying b. chan, “How We Survived: 爺爺’s Pantoum (I)”
  • Su Cho, “How to Say Water”
  • Caitlin Cowan, “Miscarry”
  • Chris Crowder, “On the Street Marked 'Dead End'”
  • Marissa Davis, “Marketplace”
  • Tarik Dobbs, “Dragphrasis: Alexis Mateo Calls Home the Troops with a Death Drop”
  • Patrick James Errington, “Not an Elegy”
  • April Freely, “Every Verb Is a Lesson”
  • Augusta Funk, “Poem in My Mother’s Voice”
  • Nicole Caruso Garcia, “Is This Your Cow?”
  • Adam J. Gellings, “Second Person”
  • Henry Goldkamp, “The Our Daddy”
  • Boston Gordon, “Clinical Assessment of Gender Identity”
  • Mandy Gutmann-Gonzalez, “Sarah Good’s Confession”
  • Sadia Hassan, “A List of Places I Am [ ]”
  • Jane Huffman, “Six Revisions”
  • Katherine Hur, “Nineteen Sixty-Three: Year of the Rabbit”
  • Zebulon Huset, “[Start at the Beginning]”
  • Hannah Perrin King, “Transcript of My Mother's Sleeptalk: Chincoteague”
  • Lauren Licona, “the first creation story i ever heard”
  • Sharon Lin, “An Offering at the Altar”
  • Nathan Lipps, “How to Believe”
  • Aaron Magloire, “In Which I Travel to Alternate Dimensions in Search of Healing after Another Black Man Is Shot by Police”
  • Kristina Martino, “All I Can Have Are Field Recordings of the Field”
  • Hannah Matheson , “Daniel Johnson”
  • Erin L. McCoy, “How a Lake Flash-Froze a Herd of Horses ”
  • Nancy Miller Gomez, “Siren Song”
  • Yvette R. Murray, “Strangeness3”
  • Alicia Rebecca Myers, “Winter Solstice”
  • Karisma Price, “My Phone Autocorrects 'Nigga' to 'Night'”
  • Margaret Ray, “First, and Then, and Then”
  • Remi Recchia, “Dead Name”
  • Caitlin Roach, “Derivations”
  • Micah Ruelle, “The Last Birthday Gift”
  • Samyak Shertok, “No Rhododendron”
  • Tyler Starks, “Walk It Off Octopus”
  • Jessica Lynn Suchon, “Adultery”
  • Jennifer Sutherland, “Positioning”
  • Natalie Tombasco, “Nomenclature”
  • Katelyn Botsford Tucker, “House for Sale”
  • Michael VanCalbergh, “A Creation Myth”
  • David Joez Villaverde, “Granizo, or Apologia Pro Lustro”
  • Grace Wang, “Zodiac Year of the Lamb”
  • JinJin Xu, “To Red Dust (II)”
  • Jay Yencich, “Demonym”
  • Gavin Yuan Gao, “Myth, or Luck as a Swan Boat”
  • Rebecca Zweig, “This Poem Has a One Night Stand”

Updated Sept. 29, 2021.