“The opposite of beauty is what we choose to look away from.”
By Wendy Miles
“No one walks to the water alone. / There are ghosts. There are clusters of trees.”
With Intersections, her monthly column, celebrated poet Chelsea Dingman enters a place of questions left hanging—of lyric, of addiction, and womanhood and politics and death.
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.
By Kim Harvey
This month we feature poems from Parentheses Journal, SWWIM, BOAAT Press, Poets Reading the News, The Hellebore Press, and Juke Joint Magazine. Let us share in a holiday feast of words from the grocery aisle to the roast and sautéed greens with ice cream and peach cobbler for dessert, and Reynolds-wrapped leftovers for later.
Guest judge Kim Addonizio had a difficult time choosing from our exceptional finalists, all read blind, but in the end, she selected Cassandra J. Bruner to take the $3000 prize. Congratulations to Cassandra, and to all of our winners and finalists!