We are honored to share with everyone the winners, finalists, and longlist of the 2020 Sappho Prize, selected …
“Do you // remember his steady hands? / How badly we wanted to love, in him, // some unliftable part of ourselves?”
By Mikko Harvey
“your life really / does turn out to be / a cycle of starting / fires, briefly / worshipping them”
“My great great grandfather’s head / looks nothing like my great great grandfather. / It’s placed on its side, in the Wallace exhibit, / in a museum in London.”
We are honored to share with everyone the winners and finalists of the 2020 Emerging Poet Prize, selected by Ilya Kaminsky!
By Lise Goett
“Alden is a bookman. // The gift of a great bookman lies in his ability to pick out the right book for anyone”
By Tarik Dobbs
“The body compounds / lack: when the mother lacks light, does her child / inherit absence? Today, / I sleep in a room with no / blinds. Do I carry radiation/ like a sadness? Do I irradiate generations?”
“I couldn’t breathe. No one was to blame. / It was spring. Buds were busy / mocking me, proving we could live / through many deaths.”
We are honored to share with everyone the winners and finalists of the 2020 Spotlight Award!