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Pushcart nominations

We are so proud of all our poets, and though we’d love to bring many more readers to every one of them, we have selected the following poems for this year’s Pushcart nominations:

  • Ed Madden, “Gold,” from Sebastian
  • Pamela L. Sumners, “(Supposing) My Mother Was a Blue Heron,” from Finding Helen
  • Deborah Fries, “Half of a Golden Hurt,” from Having Visions Again
  • Gail Griffin, “Marvels,” from Virginals
  • Darius Atefat-Peckham, “Here’s a Love Poem for Navid the Wrestler,” from How Many Love Poems
  • Iris McCloughan, “Promissory,” from Bones to Peaches

Thank you for your amazing work.

Pushcart nominations

This was so hard, y’all. Though I’ve tried to sit down in past years and select nominations for the Pushcart Prizes, I’ve always given up, too overwhelmed by leaving out too many deserving poets. But that does not serve your work, and I’m here to serve your work. So, after some measure of agonizing (I wish I could nominate another dozen), I am proud to announce our first-ever Pushcart nominations: