We’ve been busy uploading sample poems from past issues so that you can see all the great poems that we’ve published down through the years.
The most recent past issues include Poetry 2014, Pakistan, and Poetry 2015, and you can find between 8-10 poem .pdfs per issue. This project (like the Index Project) is time-consuming and slow-going, so be sure to check back periodically to see what “new” past issues we have available.
This year, two poems submitted for the Dan Veach Prize for Younger Poets were so exceptional, they both had to win. That’s right: we had a tie! Both Ivy Marie Clarke, for her poem “Where to Find Poetry,” and Rema Shbaita, for their poem “Palestine is Upsidedown” will win the $100 prize, and their work will appear in the Fall issue. Congratulations to Ivy and Rema, and to all the Finalists!
Rema Shbaita is a graduate of UC, Riverside and a former Co-Editor in Chief of The Mosaic Art & Literary Journal est. 1959. They don’t consider dandelions weeds and they’re allergic to grass. They enjoy media about found families and slap-dash friendship groups. They’re working on getting into a PhD program for educational research.
Ivy Marie Clarke is an emerging writer and photographer from Georgia, where she is studying Creative Writing and English Literature at Mercer University. She is currently a preceptor for English classes at her university and an intern at Macon Magazine.
“Hills (for Bia),” McKenzie Hurder
“On the Edge,” Christine Kannapel
“Self Portrait with a Hare,” Reuben Gelley Newman
“Self Portrait as Expatriated Sapling in North Beijing,” Benjamin Stallings
Last year’s International Poetry Contest winner, Carlos Andrés Gómez, will be in Atlanta to promote his new poetry collection Hijito at Spoke ATL on Sept. 13th. Can’t make the reading? Check out his book.
Did you miss us while we were closed to online submissions? Of course you did. And we missed you too!
Our doors are open once more! You can start sending us your wonderful poems at Submittable. We are ready for a new batch. (Though tbh we’re still making our way through contest subs, so we ask for our contest submitters’ continued patience while we finish reading your work–we received nearly 475 submissions this year).
Hope you’re having a great summer writing your hearts out!