Guest judge Edward Hirsch had a difficult time choosing from our exceptional finalists, but in the end, he chose Shelley Stenhouse to take the $4000 prize. Congratulations to Shelley, and to all of our winners and finalists!
By Rainie Oet
“My hands are open—the worm points straight up, / drops of its blood rising one at a time.”
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We’re honored to have had the chance to chat with the talented poet new Christopher Soto, with work in Poetry Magazine, American Poetry Review, Tin House, Boston Review, and founded the Undocupoets Campaign—here’s what he has to say about his journey of becoming poet. His first collection, a chapbook, Sad Girl Poems was released from Sibling Rivalry Press.
We’re honored to have had the chance to explore with Palette columnist Franny Choi the journey of her new second book, Soft Science (Alice James Books, June 2019). She’s invited us in to see the gritty aspects of publication: the passions and the doubts, the rejections and the (eventual) acceptance. Learn more about Soft Science here.