“Like I say, your body — a product of salt & / music — takes the circumference of a circle, so there is no / wildfire sitting in your throat.”
“Happiness is a sick old thing– / not the chemical response of the body, / but the way I hunger for it, lost / in my own madness like a dog”
We are honored to share with everyone the winners and finalists of the 2020 Emerging Poet Prize, selected by Ilya Kaminsky!
By Kim Harvey
For July’s Poetry We Admire on Praise, we continue to #amplifymelanatedvoices. Again this month, we choose to let these extraordinary poems speak for themselves. All praise goes to the amazing Angelo Geter in Poem-a-Day, Sanam Sheriff in The Offing, Ina Cariño in Waxwing, Nikky Finney in Blood Orange Review, and Assétou Xango in Poem-a-Day.
We are so grateful to all of our partner-poets for sharing their work with us—please enjoy their beautiful words in our Featured Poetry catalogue.