Posted June 8, 2019.

2019 Spring Contest Winner: 2nd Place, Theme–Climate

Judge’s comments

My second-place choice, “Assemblage. The Anthropocene,” successfully employs the device of a visual artwork (the assemblage of the title) to imagine a geographical reality in urgently enjambed and insistent language.

—Nancy Carol Moody

Poet bio

Michael G. Smith’s poetry has been published in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Cider Press Review, Crannóg, Labletter, Nimrod, The Santa Fe Literary Review, Sin Fronteras, and elsewhere. No Small Things was published by in 2014. The Dippers Do Their Part, a collaboration with visual artist Laura Young of haibun and katagami from their Shotpouch Cabin residency, was published in 2015. Flip Flop, a collection of haiku co-written with Miriam Sagan, was published in 2017.

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