“Restoration” by Rachel Abramowitz was selected for third place in the 2021 Love & Eros Prize by guest judge Kaveh Akbar. We’re honored to share this ethereal poem.

Much to be admired throughout, but I’ll remember the final line of this poem forever.” —Kaveh Akbar


Rachel Abramowitz

Rachel Abramowitz is the author of The Birthday of the Dead, winner of the 2021 Marystina Santiestevan prize from Conduit Books, the chapbooks The Puzzle Monster, winner of the 2021 Tomaž Šalamun prize (Factory Hollow Press), and Gut Lust, winner of the 2019 Burnside Review prize (Burnside Review Press, 2020).