Pushcart Prize Nominations


Pushcart Prize Nominations


Batnadiv HaKarmi ~ When My Grandfather Was Abram

from The Love of Mortal Beings


Jessica Genia Simon ~ Even After

from Built of All I Shape and Name


Nadia Arioli ~ All Surroundings Are Referred to High Water

from Be Still: Poems for Kay Sage


Gary Grossman ~ Apostrophe

from Lyrical Years


Anastasia Vassos ~ Nostos

from Nostos


Jane Yevgenia Muschenetz ~ For Those of Us Forced to Flee

from All the Bad Girls Wear Russian Accents




Ann Bookman ~ Shimmering

from Blood Lines


Allison Joseph ~ Running While Black

from Any Proper Weave


Ted Charnley ~ For Lady Macbeth, in the 21st Century

from An Invocation of Fragments


C.L. Bledsoe ~ It’s Snowing Inside My Daughter’s Head

from Having a Baby to Save a Marriage


Yasmin Kloth ~ I’ve Named These Ashes

from Ancestry Unfinished: Poems of a Lost Generation


Rebecca Brock ~ The Stories They Are Telling Now

from Each Bearing Out



Cristina M.R. Norcross ~ New Dimensions

from The Sound of a Collective Pulse


Menachem Z. Rosensaft ~ Warsaw Trees

from Poems Born in Bergen-Belsen


Katerina Canyon ~ A Petition for Unrecognized Children

 from Surviving Home


Linda Neal Reising ~ Emmaline

from Stone Roses


VJ Saraf ~ Lullaby

from For Once, Then Nothing


Riley Bounds ~ Doxology

from Hands of Years 



Randal A. Burd, Jr. ~ Humblest Apologies

from Memoirs of a Witness Tree 


Richard Holinger ~ Treasure

from North of Crivitz 


Andrew Jones ~ Mixtape Composition

 from Liner Notes


Tom Holmes ~ Hic Sunt Vaccas

from Material Matters


Peter Waldor ~ Two Stray Dogs

from Something About the Way 


Gilbert Allen ~ Lost and Found

from Believing in Two Bodies



Anna Evans ~ The Villanelle's Villanelle

from Love Affairs at the Villa Nelle


Carla Drysdale ~ Labyrinth

from All Born Perfect


Caroline Shea ~ Unmaking

from Lambflesh


Melinda Rizzo ~ Ravens

from Late Snow and Hellbore


Cleveland Wall ~ Proof

from Let X=X


Erika Dreifus ~ A Single Woman of Valor

from Birthright



Javen Tanner ~ Eden

from The God Mask


Cristina Norcross ~ My Uterus Lives in Minnesota

from Beauty in the Broken Places


Tara Mae Mulroy ~ To Love a Lamb

from Swallow


Susan Roney-O’Brien ~ 1953, Boston

from Bone Circle


Michele Bombardier ~ To the Father in My Clinic Who Said No Child of His Could Have Autism and Never Returned

from What We Do

Sarah Stern ~ The Interview

from We Have Been Lucky in the Midst of Misfortune