Seriously, it was wretched choosing among all the great work Siren's been so lucky to get. But I finally decided on the following:
Robyn Art, "Weltscherm"
Jehanne Dubrow, "Shulamith Writes Fuck You"
Matt Hart, "How Can We Fail in Our Mouths"
Amy King, "A Ghost is Born"
Erin Martin, "Admiral Benbow"
Kathryn Rantala, "The Hall of Bird Cries"
Jenny Boully, "Kafka's Garden"
Stephanie Dickinson, "Unity Cloud"
I should mention a few other particular poems that made the choices particularly difficult -- it took me a while, but I finally had it down to ten poems, including Nick Courtright's "The Movement of Beauty" and Jack Boettcher's "Our Debut Album," both so beautiful, as well as Daniel Nester's haunting "Another Updated Childhood Dream," and Elizabeth Volpe's exquisite "Theatrics." A maximum of six poems and two prose pieces were allowed to be submitted.
To the above writers, as well as all of Siren's painfully lovely poets, writers, and artists: Bravo, Bravo, Applause, Applause!