Teresa Dzieglewicz

—Winner of the 2020 Palette Poetry Prize & $3000!—

“Formally propulsive, its virgules slicing up the silence that a line break would create, the poem rushes forward even while the repeating, insisting phrase “there are no police…” creates a back eddy of intensity in our minds.” — Guest Judge Forrest Gander

Teresa Dzieglewicz is an educator, Pushcart Prize-winning poet, organizer of Further Notice Reading Series, and co-director of the MníWičhóni Nakíčižiŋ Owáyawa (Defenders of the Water School) at Standing Rock Reservation. She received her MFA from Southern Illinois University, where she received the Academy of American Poets Prize. She is the winner of the 2018 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize, the 2020 Palette Poetry Prize and has received fellowships from New Harmony Writer’s Workshop, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, the NY Mills Arts Retreat, and Brooklyn Poets. Her poems appear in the Pushcart Prize XLII, Best New Poets 2018, Beloit Poetry Journal, Prairie Schooner, Ninth Letter, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere.