Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Pushcart and Best of the Web Nominations


Congratulations to the following poets whose poems I nominated for the Pushcart Prize, as well as the 2010 Best of the Web anthology published by Dzanc Books:

Natasha K. Moni, "Letter to a Lover Whose Name Spells Dark Bird"


The above work appears in the sixth issue of Siren, along with several other deserving poems (and great art, not eligible for either honor), a few of which made this decision difficult. Bravos all around.


excerpts from the nominated poems:

That took her voice in half. She dipped it in a pan

of dead lilacs and licked the inner thigh seams.

I turned around on rotary machines.

The best of us plunge cultural defectors that crow

a weaker side for the salt of tides ripping our childhoods out.

- Amy King

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A cubic inch of Texas tumbled to the bed

My eyes were still swollen from dusting

Just then, I pinched the blue

bonnet cat-claw of what could be my future, entire

- Karyna McGlynn

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...our limbs liquid

our eyes opening like lilies. Meet me and we will

forget our bodies were ever anything but

a little salt, water

waiting to be stirred.

- Natasha K. Moni

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

3 good choices. 3 very good poems. congratulations to the poets. but what about valerie fox's poems or michelle bitting's? just as deserving, no?

Glenn Ingersoll said...

have you read any of the previous anthologies?