Congratulations to Alyssa Cruz, the 2018 Dan Veach Prize for Younger Writers Award Winner for her poem “I’m Noticing You Noticing Me, So Before You Ask,” which will appear in our Fall 2018 issue.
Alyssa Cruz is a Fillipina-American poet, born and raised in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington. She is a recent graduate of the University of Washington, who had the privilege of studying poetry abroad for two months in Rome, Italy.
This year’s judge was JC Reilly.
Congratulations to Carlos Andrés Gómez, the 2018 International Poetry Prize Winner for his poem “Underground,” which will appear in our Fall 2018 issue.
Carlos Andrés Gómez is a Colombian-American poet and a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Winner of the 2018 Sequestrum Editor’s Reprint Award in Poetry, 2015 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize, and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his work has appeared in the North American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Rumpus, BuzzFeed Reader, Rattle, CHORUS: A Literary Mixtape (Simon & Schuster, 2012), and elsewhere. For more: CarlosLive.com
This year’s judge was Julie Kane.